About Global Pulse
The only CEO economic sentiment indicator to span the globe on a quarterly basis.
Unique insights into the global economy
Each quarter, YPO surveys its network of 22,000 CEOs in more than 125 countries, on questions related to current and expected economic environment affecting their businesses. About a third of YPO members are entrepreneurs, another third run family businesses, and the rest are professional (hired) executives.
The Confidence Index combines surveyed CEO projections for sales, employee count, fixed investment and business conditions. The Index is centered on 50. An Index reading below 50 indicates a negative outlook – the lower the number, the more negative the outlook. A reading above 50 indicates a positive outlook – the higher the number, the more positive the outlook.
Survey Methodology – first quarter 2015
The quarterly online survey was conducted during the first two weeks of April 2015 among the active membership of YPO and its graduate group, WPO. Globally, 28% of participants were from large companies (more than 500 employees), 39% from medium-sized companies (100-500 employees), and 33% from small companies (less than 100 employees). By business sector, 25% of participants were from the production sector, 10% from construction and 65% from the services sector. The respondents by area are indicated below.
Respondents by Area
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YPO Global Pulse results from previous quarters
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