The Freezone World Economic Barometer (F-WEB), established in early 2018 by the World Free Zones Organization in partnership with the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, is a sentiment indicator designed to gauge the current momentum of economic activity in the Free Zones and give indication about future trends.
The F-WEB survey is web-based and user-friendly consisting of easy-to-answer qualitative questions on current developments and expectations regarding a limited number of key variables (turnover, output, investment, prices, etc.).
The indicator is calculated on a quarterly basis and published four times a year. A comprehensive evaluation of the F-WEB results is presented in an annual Economic Outlook Report.
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Given the broad based participation of Free Zone representatives, it provides a new genuine source of information about economic trends at the global level, comparable to what PMI indicators are at the national level. More information on the design and methodology of the F-WEB can be found here.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SURVEYS:
Members to our F-WEB mailing list receive an email containing a brief description, access key and a link to the current survey.
If you are interested to participate in future surveys, please send an email to FWEB.firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure that the email reaches you please add this email to you email contact list.
UPCOMING F-WEB SURVEY:
2021 1st Survey
We are currently conducting the F-WEB survey for the first quarter of 2021. If you have not received an invitation via email to participate, please send an email to FWEB.email@example.com . Deadline to submit the survey is 31st March 2021
Note: Participants will have preferential access to the results of the survey.