Quarterly global business barometer by Economist/FT from Quarter 2 2011 to Quarter 2 2015, by industry

Economist/FT's quarterly global business barometer 2011-2015, by industry This statistic shows the Economist/FT's quarterly global business barometer from the second quarter 2011 to second quarter 2015. As of second quarter 2015, the balance of respondents working in manufacturing expecting business conditions to improve stood at 13.5 percent, indicating that more surveyed senior executives were of the opinion that the economy would improve than get worse.
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AgricultureConstructionConsumer goodsIT & technologyManufacturingServices
Q2 201138.4%9.7%17.1%29.3%33.4%21.1%
Q3 2011-15.6%-9.8%-22.6%-8.8%-6.3%-12.9%
Q4 2011-44.2%-42.3%-33.3%-29.2%-47.3%-38.4%
Q1 2012-29.7%-32.2%-27.6%-26.2%-37.6%-25.8%
Q2 201223.3%-4.3%-17.7%-9.2%-11.9%0%
Q3 2012-32.3%-25.6%-28.1%-27.1%-37.4%-14.6%
Q4 2012-6.9%3.7%-31.7%-5.4%-18.3%-6.1%
Q1 20130%9.5%4.7%-4.6%0%6.6%
Q2 201310.8%18.2%-5.8%6.9%9.1%5.4%
Q3 20133.7%22.5%-11%4.3%-9.1%9.6%
Q4 201337.8%32.8%20%25.7%22.7%22.1%
Q1 201412.5%33.8%43.1%45.2%43%39.9%
Q2 201452.9%34.2%25%38.4%36.9%31.7%
Q3 201421.1%13.3%6.3%23.6%25.7%18.6%
Q4 20145.1%15.6%1.9%11.9%-0.8%12.1%
Q1 2015-14.3%16.3%22%19%21%11.5%
Q2 201517.9%37.5%22.7%27.7%13.5%23.6%
AgricultureConstructionConsumer goodsIT & technologyManufacturingServices
Q2 201138.4%9.7%17.1%29.3%33.4%21.1%
Q3 2011-15.6%-9.8%-22.6%-8.8%-6.3%-12.9%
Q4 2011-44.2%-42.3%-33.3%-29.2%-47.3%-38.4%
Q1 2012-29.7%-32.2%-27.6%-26.2%-37.6%-25.8%
Q2 201223.3%-4.3%-17.7%-9.2%-11.9%0%
Q3 2012-32.3%-25.6%-28.1%-27.1%-37.4%-14.6%
Q4 2012-6.9%3.7%-31.7%-5.4%-18.3%-6.1%
Q1 20130%9.5%4.7%-4.6%0%6.6%
Q2 201310.8%18.2%-5.8%6.9%9.1%5.4%
Q3 20133.7%22.5%-11%4.3%-9.1%9.6%
Q4 201337.8%32.8%20%25.7%22.7%22.1%
Q1 201412.5%33.8%43.1%45.2%43%39.9%
Q2 201452.9%34.2%25%38.4%36.9%31.7%
Q3 201421.1%13.3%6.3%23.6%25.7%18.6%
Q4 20145.1%15.6%1.9%11.9%-0.8%12.1%
Q1 2015-14.3%16.3%22%19%21%11.5%
Q2 201517.9%37.5%22.7%27.7%13.5%23.6%
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This statistic shows the Economist/FT's quarterly global business barometer from the second quarter 2011 to second quarter 2015. As of second quarter 2015, the balance of respondents working in manufacturing expecting business conditions to improve stood at 13.5 percent, indicating that more surveyed senior executives were of the opinion that the economy would improve than get worse.
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Release date
June 2015
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
Q2 2011 to Q1 2015
Number of respondents
more than 1,500
Special properties
senior executives
Supplementary notes
The global business barometer measures overall confidence by looking at the balance of those who think global business conditions will improve over the next six months against those who expect them to worsen.

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