The largest and most comprehensive business survey on the island
InterTradeIreland’s quarterly All-Island Business Monitor (AIBM) is the largest and most comprehensive business survey on the island, covering business owner’s views from both Northern Ireland and Ireland. A robust sample of more than 750 telephone interviews are conducted each quarter from SMEs across a range of sectors. The survey has a lengthy time series of more than 10 years and tracks all-island economic indicators such as sales, employment, business outlook and other specific topical issues on a quarterly basis.
The latest InterTradeIreland Business Monitor (Q4 2019) reveals that the businesses environment remains resilient with 44 per cent of firms across the island in growth mode while 42 per cent are stable. Other stand-out statistics include:
Just under a third of business are operating below capacity.
Sourcing appropriate skills is a growing issue – right across the board.
27 per cent of businesses plan to invest in their staff in the year ahead.
57 per cent of firms think moving to a low carbon economy is important.
The infographic illustrating the findings from the latest Business Monitor is below on the right hand side of your screen, titled Q4 2019. You can also find the press release on the news section of our website.