The results of the biannual opinion survey of private entrepreneurs on investment in manufacturing industries indicate a stabilization of investment in the sector during the first half of 2019 compared to the second half of 2018. The leaders expect a slight improvement in investment during the second half of 2019.
The survey, carried out in June 2019, examined a sample of 850 companies in the manufacturing industries sector.
These investment status surveys have been launched since the second half of 2001.
The first category of indicators concerns the state of private investment in the first six months of 2019.
The second category of indicators concerns investment forecasts for the period following the survey, i.e. the second six-year period.
The semi-annual investment survey and its outlook aims to evaluate the evolution of the sector’s current investment and to estimate the development prospects of this investment over the next six years, according to the expectations of the industry.
The balance of opinions of business leaders showed a stability in the total investment level recorded during the first half of 2019 compared to the second half of 2018, when the balance of opinions went down from 24% to 23% between both periods.
For the second half of 2019, the industry expects a slight improvement in the level of investment, with the expected balance falling from 27% in the first half of 2019 to 30% in the second half of the same year.
The results of the survey also reveal a stable level of investment, especially in textiles, clothing and leather (16% to 17%), building materials, ceramics and crystal (27% to 29%) as well as in various industries.
With regard to the mechanical and electrical industries sector, the balance of opinions of business leaders on the development of investments rose from 26% in the first half of 2019 to 34% in the second half of the same year as well as in the chemical industries where the balance has fallen from 30% to 36%.
In addition, the balance in the development of investments in the sector of food and agricultural industries has declined from 26% to 8%.
The level of investment is expected to increase in agri-food and agricultural industries (from 13% to 30%) and various industries (from 34% to 41%), as well as in the textile, clothing and leather industries (from 9% to 14%).
On the other hand, the results indicate that the sector of mechanical and electrical industries should experience a decline in investment, with the balance falling from 45% to 37%.