InterTradereland’s quarterly Business Monitor survey is the largest and most comprehensive business survey on the island covering business owner’s views both Northern Ireland and Ireland from interviews conducted with more than 750 SMEs. It differs from other surveys by feeding directly from telephone interviews conducted with a robust sample of businesses across a range of sectors. It has a lengthy time series of six years and tracks all-island economic indicators such as sales, employment, business outlook and other specific topical issues on a quarterly basis.
The latest quarterly Business Monitor Report (July – September 2016) paints a mixed economic picture that reflects a widespread nervousness and sense of uncertainty among the business community in Northern Ireland and Ireland. While 32% of businesses still say they are growing, this figure is at its lowest level for 36 months. On the other hand, there has been a small increase in the numbers reporting that growth is declining pointing to more of a slowing in overall growth than any signs of contraction at this point. Sales figures also show a positive though declining balance.
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