InterTradeIreland Quarterly Business Monitor 2016 Q1

Published on 1st March 2016

Latest Quarter Key Findings – Q1(Jan-Mar) 2016 88% of firms on island stable or growing; 61% of businesses have ambition to grow Similar levels of businesses across the island are stable or growing; however, 32% of firms in Northern Ireland reporting growth compared to 41% in Republic of Ireland Growth bonus lies with exporters – 51% trading in cross border market have reported growth compared to 34% active only in their domestic market Cross-border trade paying dividends – 23% increased their sales in the past year and 69% used the experience to go on to enter other new markets Cash flow and competition are key business concerns with a quarter of businesses stating that access to finance is an increasing priority

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