Downward revision of business investment in 2014.Perspectives of a decrease of investment in 2015.
30 January 2015
Accordingly with the opinions expressed in the October 2014 Investment Survey (with an inquiring period between the 1st October 2014 and the 19th January 2015), the entrepreneurial investment is expected to present a nominal change rate of -2.2% in 2015. The same survey also points to an increase in investment by 1.0% in 2014, which represents a downward revision comparing with the perspectives revealed in the previous survey (change rate of 2.4%).
Among the investment objectives, the relative weight of the extension of the production capacity might decrease from 2014 to 2015, although remaining the most referred objective. On the other hand, the replacement and the rationalization and restructuration investments relative weights might increase, especially in the first case.
Regarding the main limitative factor for business investment identified in the survey, the deterioration of the sales perspectives, followed by the uncertainty about the investment profitability, continued to be the most mentioned in both years. The relative weight between 2014 and 2015 might decrease in the first case and increase in the second case.