Accordingly with the opinions expressed in the October 2015 Investment Survey (with an inquiring period between the 1st October 2015 and the 20th January 2016), the entrepreneurial investment is expected to present a nominal increase of 3.1% in 2016. The same survey also points to an increase in investment by 0.1% in 2015, which represents a downward revision comparing with the perspectives revealed in the previous survey (change rate of 2.5%).
Among the investment objectives, the relative weight of the extension of the production capacity and of the other investments might decrease from 2015 to 2016, being the replacement investment the most referred objective. On the other hand, the replacement and the streamline production investments relative weights might increase.
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 were the most mentioned in both years. Between 2015 and 2016 the relative weight of the uncertainty about the investment profitability might increase and the relative weight of the self-funding capacity is expected to decrease.