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Business investment expected to increase by 5.1% in nominal terms in 2018
Investment survey
Business investment expected to increase by 5.1% in nominal terms in 2018 - 1st Semi-annual 2018
09 July 2018

Summary

According with the opinions expressed in the April 2018 Investment Survey (with an inquiring period between April 1st and the 28th June 2018), the entrepreneurial investment is expected to present a nominal increase of 5.1% in 2018 (upward revision from the estimated rate of 3.7% in the October 2017 survey). This survey also points to an increase in investment of 7.3% in 2017, representing an upward revision from the result of the October survey (5.5%).
In this survey, the diffusion indicator of investment (percentage of firms with investments or intending to invest) stood at 88.9%, 81.2% and 79.1%, for 2016, 2017 and 2018, respectively, thus maintaining the downward evolution although at a higher levels than those observed in the October survey (88.5%, 80.2% and 77,2%, respectively).


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