Business Expectations of the Manufacturing Sector (Business Sentiments for January - June 2018)

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A majority of firms (a weighted 75 per cent) in the manufacturing sector expects business situation in the first half of 2018 to remain similar to a quarter ago. A weighted 13 per cent of manufacturers expects business conditions to improve while a weighted 12 per cent foresees a deteriorating business outlook. Overall, a net weighted balance of 1 per cent of manufacturers expects an improved business situation for the period January – June 2018, compared to the fourth quarter of 2017.

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