NECEP's main activity is the edition of a Quarterly Newsletter about the short-term behavior of the portuguese economy (FTC). Its executive summary is publicly available both on the CATÓLICA-LISBON website and in the press. Based on public data only, NECEP’s FTC (“a Folha”) presents forecasts for the main macroeconomic aggregates, including GDP. It also includes forecasts for the short and mid-term (up to two years) of such variables and further analyzes public finances, global markets and the world economic climate.
Additionally, NECEP produces Thematic Reports, in particular about the Government Budget for the following year (one report per year).
NECEP issues a set of Quick Reading Sheets with an assessment of some relevant high frequency statistics for the Portuguese economy (Economic Sentiment Indicator - ESI, car sales, registered unemployment and national accounts). NECEP uses its own methodology in reading this data, whereby the new data is compared with benchmarks previously disclosed.NECEP carries out projects, specific studies and presentations for subscribers upon request.