Economic Data

Consensus Economics

An overview of Consensus Economics

  • Consensus Economics, founded in 1989, is one of the world’s leading international economic survey organizations and polls more than 700 to 1000 economists each month to obtain their forecasts and views.
  • The surveys cover the principal macro and a few microeconomic variables for up to 100 countries.
  • The consensus is defined as the mean average of the forecasts of individual country panelists, who are generally experts in individual country sectors.

Key Facts 

  • Geographical coverage
  • History
    From 1989 to 2031
  • Data format
  • Delivery mechanism
  • Data frequency

Features & Benefits

What you get with Consensus Economics

  • Consensus Economics is one of the world’s leading international economic survey organizations.
  • Polls are collected from 700 to 1000 economists for views on macroeconomic indicators. Consensus Economics’ panelists come from consultancies, banks, investment firms, universities, and a few manufacturers. Incoming survey responses are processed into a consensus using proprietary software to produce a mean average from the individual responses. The means are updated each month and show the expected outlook, this year and next.
  • There are separate quarterly polls taken for 46 markets, then long term forecasts two to ten years out are produced.
  • Two fee liable Consensus Economics® products are available on Datastream on a pass-through basis: Consensus Forecasts™ compiled from monthly surveys, having projections 1 and 2 years out for 100 countries; and Long-term Forecasts extending out 2 to 10 years, from quarterly surveys of 46 countries.
  • The annual survey means are available for free.

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