Be GDP-aware with the SWIFT Index

Our fact-based indices give an early indication of short-term GDP evolution, based on global SWIFT data.

Short-term GDP forecasting

Variations in the volume of worldwide SWIFT customer payments messages can offer early indicators of economic activity.

SWIFT developed a methodology for modelling GDP growth by combining global payments data with actual quarterly GDP growth figures to calculate estimates of short-term GDP evolution.

To test and validate our model, we worked in collaboration with the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics  (), a leading inter-disciplinary research institute.

The SWIFT Index includes a range of regional/country-specific indices, updated monthly to provide GDP year-on-year growth estimates for both the current quarterand the following quarter. 

The SWIFT Index is freely available to registered users.

Fact-based GDP indicator

The SWIFT Index brings you timely, fact-based GDP forecasts based on live payments data, updated monthly.

Independently validated methodology

The model used by the SWIFT Index has been tested and validated in collaboration with a leading inter-disciplinary research institute.

Assists strategic planning

The SWIFT Index helps you react quickly to economic changes, informs your market and strategy decisions, and allows increased accuracy of return-generating models.

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