Companies Survey for the second quarter of 2019—Main Findings

The Companies Survey for the second quarter of 2019 continues to indicate a moderate growth rate of business sector activity. The net balance in the overall business sector increased during the second quarter, becoming positive again, but remaining lower than the net balance that was typical of the previous two years (Figure 1 and Table 1).  In the services, trade, and manufacturing industries, expectations are for expansion in the next quarter.


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