For further information: Central Bureau of Statistics, Curaao. Telephone: (5999) 4611.031; Fax: (5999) 4611.696; E-mail: email@example.com where much more statistical information can be found. Please visit our website: www.cbs.an Investment obstacles A relatively high percentage of about 30 percent of the entrepreneurs indicated that they experience investment obstacles. A year ago, December 2010, this was 19 percent. These obstacles are mainly due to a shortage of financial re sources (increased slightly compared to June 2010 to 16%), a poor market forecast (from 10 to 12%) and government policy. The latter has increased from 7 to 12 percent. Investment obstacles Curaao in %0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16S hort. fin. resources poor market forecast expect. profitability interest level Obt ai n w ork pe rm i ts gov ernm e nt pol icy ot he r o bs t ac l es% companies dec '10 juni 11 dec '11 Confidence in the economy More companies, 47 percent, stated that their opinion towards confidence in the economy has worsened. In June 2010 this was 42 percent. Again only 3 percent rated that their confi dence in the economy has improved. Most companies consider no change towards their confidence in the economy. This percentage decreases to 50 percent (was 55%). Confidence in the future Confidence in the future continues to decrease. This went slightly down the last half year from 52 to almost 49 percent. The number of companies which have no confidence in the future has increased from 20 to 24 percent. The companies that had no opinion remained almost at the same level (27%, was 28%). Confidence in the future0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70dec 06 junidec 07 juni'dec 08 juni'dec 09 junidec '10 junidec '11% companies yes no no opinion Opinion investment climate The opinions towards the investment climate also became less positive. More than 7 percent of the companies rated the invest ment climate as good. Last June this was 10 percent. The stated opinions with bad increased from 27 to 34 percent. As usual most companies consider the investment climate to be moderate. This percentage decreased from 63 to 59 percent. Opinion investmentclimate0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70dec 06 junidec 07 juni'dec 08 juni'dec 09 junidec '10 junidec '11% companies good moderate bad Business operation results An important component of the economy is the expected profit for the year. The percentage of companies with positive results decreased considerably, from 73 to almost 61 percent. This means a downfall of more than 16 percent in a year. In accordance to this downfall, more companies, almost 40 percent, made a loss in 2011.
Business Cycle Survey Curaao 2011 Some selected results Central Bureau of Statistics Fort Amsterdam z/n Curaao. Tel. (599 9) 4611 031 Fax (599 9) 4611 696 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org www.cbs.an For further information: Central Bureau of Statistics, Curaao. Telephone: (5999) 4611.031; Fax: (5999) 4611.696; E-mail: email@example.com Please visit our website: www.cbs.an where much more statistical information can be found.