Business Survey

2018 Q1 Free Zones World Economic Barometer


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