For further information: Central Bureau of Statistics, Curaao. Telephone: (5999) 4611.031; Fax: (5999) 4611.696; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Please visit our website: www.cbs.cw for more statistical information. Investment obstacles In December 2014 some 39 percent of the companies have indicated that they experienced investment obstacles. This is an increase in comparison with June 2014, when it was 34%. These obstacles are mainly due to a shortage in financial resources (23% of the companies) and poor market forecast (16%, a decrease from 21% last June 2014). Almost 13 percent of the interviewed companies indicated last December that government policy is an investment obstacle. Confidence in the economy According to the businesses, confidence in the economy has improved slightly. In December 2014 some 40 percent stated that their confidence worsened in the last six months of that year. In June this was 44 percent. Furthermore almost 55 percent of the companies considered no change towards their confidence in the economy (was 50%). Still, also in December 2014 only 6 percent of the businesses acknowledged that their confidence in the economy improved over the past half year. Confidence in the economy0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70j u ni de c '10 juni dec 11 j uni dec '12 Jun e 13 Dec '13 June '14 D ec '14% bedrijven verminderd gelijk verbeterd Confidence in the future The percentage of enterprises with confidence in the future increased in comparison with June 2014 from 45 to 49 percent. The number of companies which have no confidence in the future stayed the same: 24 percent. The companies that had Â‘no opinionÂ’ decreased from 31 to 27percent (December 2014). Confidence in the future0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70Ju ne D e c 10 J u ne D ec 11 Ju ne D e c 12 Ju n e 13 D ec 13 Ju ne 14 D e c 14% companies yes no no opinion Opinion towards investment climate Less entrepreneurs stated the investment climate was Â’badÂ’. This percentage decreased from 36 to 34 percent in December 2014. Like last June 2014, only 7 percent of the companies have the opinion that the investment climate is good. As usual most companies, 59 percent, consider the investment climate to be Â‘moderateÂ’ (was 57%). Perception investmentclimate0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70J un e Dec 1 0 J un e Dec '1 1 J un e D e c '1 2 June '13 D ec '1 3 J un e '1 4 D e c '14% companies good moderate bad Business operation results The percentage of companies who have a positive business result for the year 2014 is 55 percent. This is 3 percent-points more than December 2013. In accordance to this, 45 percent of the companies made a loss in 2014 (3 percent points less than December 2013). This has put an end to the negative trend of an increase in the percentage of companies with losses.
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.cw for more statistical information. Business Cycle Survey Curaao year 2014 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