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.


Industrial activity of small companies starts the year with a decline

The impacts of the crisis caused by the second wave of infections amidst the Covid-19 pandemic were felt in the industrial activity of small companies, as reflected in the indices measuring performance, financial situation, main problems, confidence, and outlook of small companies. The shortage or high cost of raw materials remains the top problem faced by small industries.


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