Transport Market Barometer

Data Types and Keywords

  • Data type: Expert Survey, Scientific-Use-Files: factualyl anonymized
  • Keywords: transport markets, leading indicator, expert survey, quarterly survey


In 1998, ProgTrans AG (Basel) and ZEW implemented the “ProgTrans/ZEW Transport Market Barometer” which collects information on trends in transport markets and establishes a panel of industry experts. The quarterly panel includes 250-300 selected experts from Germany’s transport markets. The experts are contacted four times a year through a written questionnaire to assess the development of transport prices and volumes in seven transport market areas on a six-month horizon.