Small Industry Outlook

The Small Industry Outlook analyzes, on a quarterly basis, small industry data collected by the Industrial Survey, Construction Industry Survey, and Business Confidence Index. The Outlook includes three new indices: the Performance Index, which measures the performance of small industry activity in the quarter; the Financial Situation Index, which assesses the financial situation of small enterprises; and the Outlook Index, which reveals business expectations. The survey also analyzes the main problems faced by small industry and the behavior of the ICEI index, considering only small companies.


Downturn in industrial activity in small companies was severe

The impacts of the crisis caused by the pandemic began to be felt in the activity, financial situation, main problems and outlook of small industry in March 2020. The downturn in activity, the worsening of the financial situation and increased uncertainties led to lack of confidence and increased pessimism among entrepreneurs.


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