Business Expectations of the Manufacturing Sector (Business Sentiments for October 2017 - March 2018)

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A majority of firms (a weighted 77 per cent) in the manufacturing sector expects business situation in the next six months ending March 2018 to remain similar to a quarter ago. A weighted 14 per cent of manufacturers expects business conditions to improve while a weighted 9 per cent foresees a deteriorating business outlook. Overall, a net weighted balance of 5 per cent of manufacturers expects an improved business situation for the period October 2017 – March 2018, compared to the third quarter of 2017.

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