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78% of business executives in Catalonia foresee sales increase in 2018

A total of 24% believe political situation is “harmful,” according to report


05 March 2018 12:14 PM


ACN | Barcelona

A total of 78% of business executives in Catalonia forecast that sales will increase this year, according to a report released on Tuesday entitled ‘Spain Perspectives 2018.’ Meanwhile, 14% of the executives believe sales will stabilize.

Although the conclusions of the study come from a survey carried out last November and December, when the political conflict in the country was at peak crisis point, 44% of managers of Catalan companies view the situation as “not so good.” For 32% of bosses, the economic environment is “positive,” while 24% perceive the political situation as “harmful.”

The annual report has been elaborated through a survey of 265 businessmen and executives in Catalonia throughout the last two months of 2017, during the period when around 3,000 companies moved their head offices out of the country.


  • Worker in exo-skeleton at SEAT factory (by ACN)

  • Worker in exo-skeleton at SEAT factory (by ACN)