2018 Q2 Free Zones World Economic Barometer


  • Meuchelböck
  • S.
  • Gern
  • K.-J.

The results of the second quarter 2018 round, conducted in the second half of June, suggest that activity in the free zones remains on a firmly increasing trend. 56 percent of surveyed free zones describe their current economic situation as good, compared to only 2 percent reporting poor conditions. This results in an F-WEB indicator of current economic situation of 54, up from 46 in the previous quarter. Expectations for economic conditions in three month time remain even more optimistic, with the F-WEB indicator of the expected economic situation up to 64 from 62 in Q1.