Since 1999, the Bank of Italy and the daily Il Sole - 24 Ore have conducted a quarterly survey on inflation and growth expectations.
The sample comprises about 800 companies with 50 or more employees, operating in industry excluding construction and in services. Starting in the first quarter of 2013, the survey has been extended to construction firms with at least 50 workers.
Data is gathered in March, June, September and December.
The main results are summarised in an article published in the daily newspaper Il Sole - 24 Ore and in detail in a specific issue of the Supplements to the Statistical Bulletin.