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Business Cycle Survey/Conjuctuurenquete CuraÒ«ao Year 2015

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Business Cycle Survey/Conjuctuurenquete CuraÒ«ao Year 2015
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For further information: Central Bureau of Statistics, Curaao. Telephone: (5999) 4611.031; Fax: (5999) 4611.696 ; E mail: info@cbs.cw Please visit our website: www.cbs.cw for mo re statistical information Investment obstacles In December 201 5 some 3 8 percent of the companies have indicated that they experience d investment obstacles a n in crease of 2 percent in comparison with June 201 5 T hese obstacles ar e mainly due to a shortage in financial re sources ( up from 2 1 to 2 2 % of the companies) and poor market forecast ( from 17 to 1 5 % last December 201 5 ). G overnment policy as investment obstacle stayed the same at 14 percent C onfidence in the economy According to the businesses confidence in the economy has deteriorat ed slightly In December 201 5 about 3 3 percent stated that their confidence worsened ( w as 31 % last June ) The majority of the companies (63%) experienced no change towards their confidence in the economy (was the same in June) On ly 4 percent of the businesses acknowledged that the ir confidence in the economy improved over the past half year (was 6% in June) Confidence in the future The percentage of enterprises with confidence in the future de creased in slightly comparison with Ju ne 201 5 from 51 to 49 percent T he number of companies which have no confidence in the future in creased from 20 to 22 N de creased from 2 9 to 2 7 percent in December 201 5 Opinion towards i nvestment climate More entrepreneurs stated th at the investment climate was percentage in creased fr om 3 1 to 3 4 percent in December 201 5 T he percent age of companies which are of the opinion that the investment climate is good remained almost the same; from more than 6 to almost 7 percent M ost companies 59 percent, consider the investment climate to be moderate (was 63 % ). Business operation results Like last period, also in December 2015 a lot of companies had a decrease in their turnover ( 52 %). Only 3 4 percent noticed an increase (w as 3 6 %). The percentage of companies who had a positive business result for the year 2015 is 54 percent (for 2014 this was 55% ). On the other hand 4 6 percent of the companies made a loss ( 1 % point more in comparison with December 2014).

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For further information: Central Bureau of Statistics, Curaao. Telephone: (5999) 4611.031; Fax: (5999) 4611.696 ; E mail: info@cbs.cw Please visit our website: www.cbs.cw for mo re statistical information Business Cycle S urvey Curaao year 20 1 5 Som e selected results Central Bureau of Statistics Fort Amsterdam z/n Curaao. Tel. (599 9) 4611 031 Fax (599 9) 4611 696 E mail info@cbs.cw www.cbs. cw