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 (July - September 2017) InterTradeIreland Business Monitor Report paints a picture of a buoyant economy with 39 percent of businesses in growth mode and a further 57 per cent in a stable position. Companies trading cross-border are faring particularly well, with 50 percent enjoying growth. Growth is not however translating into a similar upsurge in employment with only 7 percent of companies reporting that employment levels have increased over the past quarter.
• 96 per cent of businesses across the island are stable or growing
• Half of cross-border traders experiencing growth compared to 36 per cent of traders only doing business in own jurisdiction
• Employment remained static and has not kept pace with growth figures
• 95 per cent of businesses don’t have a plan for Brexit
Download the InterTradeIreland Business Monitor Infographic Q3 2017 (299 KB)
View Q3 2017 Press Release
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