NABE® Surveys

NABE members are surveyed regularly for their analysis of and opinions about the U.S. and global economies; the results provide key insights into economic conditions. Please find a list of surveys below. Schedule of upcoming releases

Latest Surveys

NOTE:  Due to the unprecedented and ongoing economic circumstances caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the NABE Outlook Survey Committee stopped production on the Q1 2020 NABE Outlook forecast report, which had been set for distribution to NABE members on March 23, 2020. 

Policy: February 2020 | PDF (public)

Conditions: January 2020 
(public summary) 
PDF  (Members only - login required)

Outlook: December 2019 (public summary)| PDF  (Members only - login required)

Salary: 2018 Salary Survey | PDF (Members only - login required; non-members can purchase the survey for $250, contact

NABE® Outlook

The NABE® Outlook is a quarterly survey that tracks macroeconomic variables. The survey itself is available to members only, but a summary of current highlights is available to the public.

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NABE® Business Conditions Survey (formerly Industry Survey)

The Business Conditions Survey looks at the conditions affecting member's own firms, including demand, prices, costs, wages, employment, and profit margin. The survey itself is available to members only, but a summary of current highlights is available to the public.

NABE® Policy Survey

The NABE® Policy survey is a semi-annual look at how our members view important economic issues, including monetary and fiscal policy questions. These surveys are available to the public.

NABE® Salary Survey

The NABE ® Salary Survey is a biennial look at the compensation and job characteristics of NABE members. It is free for members only. It is for sale to non-members for $250. It has been conducted since 1964.

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