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.


Despite the impacts of the pandemic, industrial activity in small enterprises shows signs of improvement

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are still visible. It is worth mentioning, however, that the last few months have seen an improvement, albeit still gradual and insufficient to reverse the entire April decline, which has increasingly consolidated as the worst period of the current crisis.


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