The perspectives of the exporting enterprises of goods point to a nominal increase of 4.3% in exports in 2019 vis-à-vis the previous year. Excluding Fuels and lubricants, enterprises are expecting a 4.4% increase in 2019.
These figures stand for a deceleration in view of what enterprises are expecting for 2018 according to the preceding forecast (+6.4% and +7.1% excluding Fuels and lubricants).
In part, the expected deceleration is likely to be related to the effect of Brexit. Around 17% of enterprises anticipate a negative impact on their exports. These enterprises accounted for 21% of exports of goods in 2017.