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Business investment in 2016 expected to increase by 6,0% in nominal terms
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Business investment in 2016 expected to increase by 6,0% in nominal terms - 2nd Semi-annual 2016
08 July 2016


According with the opinions expressed in the April 2016 Investment Survey (with an inquiring period between the 1stApril 2016 and the 4th July 2016) the entrepreneurial investment is expected to present a nominal increase of 6.0% in 2016, which compares with a change rate of 3.1% obtained in the October 2015 Investment Survey. The results of the current survey also point to a 0.2% decrease of investment in 2015.
Among the investment objectives, the relative weights of the streamline production and, to a smaller extent, the extension of the production capacity investments are expected to increase from 2015 to 2016. On the other hand, the replacement investment relative weight should decrease, even though this investment objective will continue to stand as the most mentioned.
Regarding the main limitative factor for business investment identified in the survey, the deterioration of sales perspectives, followed by the uncertainty about investment profitability were the two most mentioned in both years. Between 2015 and 2016 the relative weights of an insufficient production capacity and the deterioration of sales perspectives are expected to decrease while the relative weight of the difficulty obtaining bank loans will increase.

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