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Trade Barometer

Monitoring business sentiment towards growth, risk and international trade

Helping businesses achieve their international ambitions

We regularly analyse the responses of businesses with the size and ambition to engage in international trade, to provide unique insight into current business attitudes. This helps us to offer the right guidance and support to help businesses achieve their international ambitions.
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65
of businesses say attracting skilled staff will play an important part in helping them grow over the next three years
29
of businesses say they’ve experienced recruitment difficulties due partly to fewer available European workers
28
of businesses say they have seen an outflow of EU nationals from their workforces
65
of businesses say attracting skilled staff will play an important part in helping them grow over the next three years
29
of businesses say they’ve experienced recruitment difficulties due partly to fewer available European workers
28
of businesses say they have seen an outflow of EU nationals from their workforces

Where to trade and invest?

The EU will remain an important trading block but businesses are already scouring the globe for new markets, for example in North America and Asia. Meanwhile political and economic uncertainty has led to a drop in investment in important areas such as recruitment, as well as research and development. But businesses could be paying a heavier price than they realise.

 

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1. In search of new customers. Businesses are looking outside the EU for new markets – but in which countries? Read more
 
2. Investment has dropped. Businesses are reducing investment in uncertain times, but this could come at a cost Read more

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