ⓘ Travelex Confidence Index

                                     

ⓘ Travelex Confidence Index

The Travelex Confidence Index is an economic barometer for UK international trade, offering a snapshot of the opinions of UK importers and exporters views on the international trade situation. It explores the effect fiscal tightening has on importers and exporters and their expectations for business growth over the next 6 to 12 months.

                                     

1. Sample

The Travelex Confidence Index is conducted for Travelex Global Business Payments by TNS-RI, the global research company.

200 senior decision makers at UK companies with up to £100m turnover are interviewed each month. All of the companies interviewed are independent of Travelex’s business client base.

The sample is drawn from importers and exporters based across England, Scotland and Wales and across a range of industries like manufacturing, construction, retail and wholesale.

                                     

2. Methodology

The sample is interviewed each month using the Computer-assisted telephone interviewing, to ensure a thorough interview. The overall confidence index is made up of three indices: the International Trade Index, the Current Situation Index, and the Expectations Index.

                                     

3. Media coverage

The Travelex Confidence Index has been widely followed in the media, including the BBC, CNBC, The Times, FT Adviser, Interactive Investor and the Evening Standard.