Bundesbank Online Panel – Firms (BOP-F)

The Bundesbank Online Panel – Firms (BOP-F) is a firm survey data set. The Research Center and the Research Data and Service Center of the Deutsche Bundesbank conduct the survey since June 2020 in cooperation with an external survey company, forsa. The survey consists both of recurring key questions about the economic situation of companies and of their expectations and special modules that differ from quarter to quarter and often deal with current topics. Between June 2020 and March 2021, four rounds of the survey were carried out, each involving around 10,000 firms. Since July 2021, BOP-F contains quarterly survey data collected over the three months cycle with a net sample size of approximately 3,000 firms per month. 

Available modules

No subdivision of the dataset 

Units worth protecting

Firms (BBk_Sample_Key)