Companies Survey - Third quarter of 2014

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The Companies Survey for the third quarter of 2014 reflects a decline in business sector activity, due particularly to the negative impact on activity during Operation Protective Edge, expressed in a significantly negative Weighted Net Balance (Figure 1 and Table 1). Net balances are negative in all industries surveyed, with the sharpest declines in hotels industry activity. A decline in activity during the quarter is seen in both domestic sales and in exports. The expectations reported by companies in the current survey are not uniform: in the services, transport and communication industries, expectations are for recovery in activity in the coming quarter compared with the present quarter; in contrast, companies in the hotels, manufacturing, and trade industries expect the decline in activity to continue