All-Island Business Monitor

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 seven years and tracks all-island economic indicators such as sales, employment, business outlook and other specific topical issues on a quarterly basis.

2018

 
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PDF, 256 KB, 15th June 2018
 
PDF, 337 KB, 3rd August 2018

The latest quarterly InterTradeIreland All-Island Business Monitor Report AIBM (April-June 2018) shows that the number of firms across the island reporting growth remains high, and in fact, is at the highest level since 2011 (46%).

However, once you dig behind this top-line figure, the economic picture becomes much more complex with significant challenges on the horizon and mixed sentiment across sectors.

As expected in a competitive market there are winner and losers, and it’s not surprising to see increases at both extremes of the spectrum with more firms growing or declining.

Key Information

 

  • Economic landscape remains very competitive. More firms are growing but more are also declining
  • Main challenges facing businesses are energy and overhead costs
  • Number of SMES putting measures in place to engage with planning process around Brexit goes up and now stands at close to 20%

2017

 
PDF, 264 KB, 15th June 2017
 
PDF, 299 KB, 15th November 2017
 
PDF, 335 KB, 15th January 2018

The latest quarterly InterTradeIreland All-Island Business Monitor Report AIBM (April-June 2018) shows that the number of firms across the island reporting growth remains high, and in fact, is at the highest level since 2011 (46%).

However, once you dig behind this top-line figure, the economic picture becomes much more complex with significant challenges on the horizon and mixed sentiment across sectors.

As expected in a competitive market there are winner and losers, and it’s not surprising to see increases at both extremes of the spectrum with more firms growing or declining.

Key Information

 

  • Economic landscape remains very competitive. More firms are growing but more are also declining
  • Main challenges facing businesses are energy and overhead costs
  • Number of SMES putting measures in place to engage with planning process around Brexit goes up and now stands at close to 20%

2016

 
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PPTX, 3 MB, 15th April 2016
 
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PPTX, 3 MB, 15th October 2016
 
PDF, 418 KB, 23rd October 2016

2015

 
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PPTX, 3 MB, 15th April 2015
 
PDF, 956 KB, 23rd June 2015
 
PDF, 911 KB, 23rd October 2015
 
PDF, 991 KB, 23rd January 2016

2014

 
PDF, 833 KB, 23rd March 2014
 
PDF, 1,012 KB, 23rd May 2014
 
PDF, 674 KB, 23rd October 2014
 
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PPTX, 632 KB, 15th January 2015

2013

 
PDF, 134 KB, 23rd April 2013
 
PDF, 203 KB, 23rd May 2013
 
PDF, 562 KB, 23rd October 0201
 
PDF, 689 KB, 23rd January 2014

2012

 
PDF, 99 KB, 23rd April 2012
 
PDF, 98 KB, 23rd June 2012
 
PDF, 97 KB, 23rd October 2012
 
PDF, 116 KB, 23rd January 2013