For further information: Central Bureau of Statistics, Curaao. Telephone: (5999) 4611.031; Fax: (5999) 4611.696; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for more statistical information. Please visit our website: www.cbs.cw Investment obstacles Almost 36 percent of the companies have indicated that they experienced inv estment obstacles in the first half of 2013. This is somew hat more than half a year ago, 36 percent. These obstacles are mainly due to a shortage of financial resources and poor market forecast, both 19 percent (respectively 17 and 15 percent in December 2013). Also government policy is an important obstacle: 15 percent (14% last December). Investment obstacles Curaao in %0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20Sho rt. fi n re s ources poor market forecas t e x pect. p rofitabi l it y in te rest l ev e l O bt ai n w o rk pe rm it s g o ve rnm e n t p ol ic y o the r o bstac l es% companies juni 11 dec '11 juni 12 dec '12 juni 13 Confidence in the economy According to the businesses, confidence in the economy has increased somewhat. Less companies, 49 percent, stated that their confidence worsened last half year (down from 56 percent last December). Furthermore 47 percent of the companies considered no change towards their confidence in the economy (was 43%). Only 4 percent of the interviewed businesses acknowledged that the confidence in the economy improved over the past half year. Confidence in the future The percentage of enterprises with confidence in the future has increased from 41 to 51 percent. It seems that the negative trend, wh ich started in June 2011, has come to an end. Moreover the number of companies which have no confidence in the future has decreased from 33 to 24 percent. The companies that had no opinion remained almost at the same level (from 27% to 26%). Confidence in the future0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70June Dec '08 June Dec 0 9 Ju ne Dec 1 0 Ju ne Dec 1 1 Ju ne Dec 1 2 Ju ne '13% companies yes no no opinion Opinion towards investment climate The opinions towards the inve stment improved slightly. The entrepreneurs opinions with bad decreased from 40 to 38 percent. Here also, it seems that the negative trend from June 2011 has come to an end. As usual most companies consider the investment climate to be moderate. This percentage increased from 55 to 58 percent. Perception investmentclimate0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70Ju ne Dec '08 June Dec '09 Ju ne Dec 1 0 June Dec '11 Ju n e Dec 1 2 J une '13% companies good moderate bad Business operation results The percentage of companies which expect a positive result for the year 2013 is almost 59 percent per June 2013. In December 2012 this was almost 62 percent, somewhat higher. In accord ance to this, more than 41 percent of the companies expect to make a loss in 2013.
For further information: Central Bureau of Statistics, Curaao. Telephone: (5999) 4611.031; Fax: (5999) 4611.696; E-mail: email@example.com for more statistical information. Please visit our website: www.cbs.cw Business Cycle Survey Curaao 1st halfyear 2013 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.cw