The objective of the survey is to monitor the change over time of market expectations and how it relates to the main macroeconomic variables. The data obtained in this survey will complement existing data used in the design of the monetary policy.
The survey consists of collecting estimates from different institutions and independent professionals.
As of December 2007, the group of respondents was expanded to include the banking system. The amount of analysts surveyed was also increased.
As of August 2008 the responses with regards to fiscal results are consistent with the Ministry of Economics new methodology for the presentation of fiscal figures.
Specifically, the state owned insurance bank (Banco de Seguros del Estado in Spanish) is included.
As of April 2009, responses on the evolution of the GDP take into account the comprehensive review of the National Accounts completed by the Central Bank of Uruguay.