Companies Survey for the Fourth Quarter of 2020—Main Findings

The latest Companies Survey, which was conducted from the middle of December 2020 through the middle of January 2021, indicates the continued recovery of business sector activity in the final quarter of 2020. The net balance in the overall business sector improved considerably in the final quarter, but remains at a negative level, thus indicating that the state of the economy is still weak relative to the precrisis period.