About this publication
The latest quarterly (Jan-March 2018) The latest quarterly InterTradeIreland Business Monitor Report (January-March 2018) shows that firms across the island remain very stable, however levels of growth continue to decline. This is consistent across companies both large and small. While not a cause for concern at the moment, it would appear to indicate that we are beginning to enter a critical phase of the economic cycle. In the current atmosphere, actions by policy makers and government could be of crucial importance in dictating the outlook for the next 6 months.
- Business growth at its lowest in 5 years
- Vast majority of firms (66%) are in “stability mode”
- Employment rate is high, but it appears to be at a plateau