Poll reveals “moderate optimism” among investors in Romania
The Foreign Investors Council in Romania recently published the Business Sentiment Index (BSI) results for the latest edition, spring 2022. It reveals “moderate optimism among investors,” however impacted by uncertainty and current challenges such as the energy market crisis, the military conflict in Ukraine, and inflationary pressures affecting supply chains and customer demand.
The share of companies expecting their business to grow over the next 12 months (compared to the previous 12-month period) decreased to 73% from 78% in September, while the share of pessimistic investors expecting weaker business in the coming year surged to 15% in March from virtually null in September.
Against this rather complicated background, the companies still want to invest in Romania - half of the respondents estimate that the investments planned for this year are at similar levels compared to last year. Some 40% of respondents say they plan to invest larger amounts than in the previous period.
Over 50% of the respondents plan to expand their workforce, while 37% would keep the same number of employees.
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