Business Survey

2018 Q1 Free Zones World Economic Barometer

Authors

  • Saskia Meuchelböck
  • Klaus-Jürgen Gern
Publication Date

The results of the first quarter 2018 round, conducted in late March and early April, suggest that activity in the free zones is on a firmly increasing trend. 51 percent of surveyed free zones describe their current economic situation as good, compared to only 5 percent reporting poor conditions, yielding an F-WEB indicator of current economic situation of 46. Expectations for economic conditions in three month time are even more optimistic, with the F-WEB indicator of the expected economic situation at 62.

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