Industrial Survey

The Industrial Survey is a monthly business opinion survey designed to capture trends in industrial activity and expectations of entrepreneurs. Carried out since 1998 and currently conducted in partnership with 25 Federations of Industry, the Industrial Survey generates results by company size, geographic regions and activity sectors of Manufacturing and Mining and quarrying industries.


Industrial activity increases in July

Industrial production experienced a pronounced increase from June to July. Capacity utilization increased by two percentage points to 68%, above the figure registered in the last three years. July also saw a further build-up of unwanted inventory, a trend that has been in place since the beginning of the year. Most expectation indicators are up in August, even though the variation was small.


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