This concept tracks the general state of the economy as it relates to businesses. It can include broad economy-wide conditions or specific economic conditions of a particular industry. As per Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, the business barometer results provide early signals about UK economic trends. Target Audience: Industrial sector, consumer services, business & public sector Sample Size: Approximately 300 companies with turnover above 2) 9/161 million This series tracks companies' economic optimism versus 3 months ago. Survey Question:Thinking about the economy generally, would you say you are more optimistic than three months ago, or more pessimistic?