Survey Results
 
 
       

Survey BB-19 :
This survey was primarily concerned with identifying underlying trends in inflationary pressure and seeks to understand these better from the business' point of view.


Question NumberQuestion
Q1How do you expect the average level of pay settlements in your business, in the year 2000, to compare with those in 1999?
Q2Expected inflation
Q3Company profitability
Q4Recruitment/Retention of staff
Q5Productivity
Q6To what extent is your business constrained by skill shortages?
Q7To what extent is your business constrained by a lack of finance?
Q8To what extent is your business constrained by low market demand?
Q9Over the last 3 months, has your business:-
Q10Over the next 3 months, do you expect your business to:

(1) How do you expect the average level of pay settlements in your business, in the year 2000, to compare with those in 1999?
ResponseTotal answers: 85
%
1 Higher32.9%
2 Lower12.9%
3 The Same54.1%

(2) Expected inflation
ResponseTotal answers: 84
%
1 Weakly26.2%
216.7%
331%
417.9%
5 Strongly8.3%

(3) Company profitability
ResponseTotal answers: 84
%
1 Weakly7.1%
217.9%
325%
423.8%
5 Strongly26.2%

(4) Recruitment/Retention of staff
ResponseTotal answers: 85
%
1 Weakly12.9%
222.4%
323.5%
428.2%
5 Strongly12.9%

(5) Productivity
ResponseTotal answers: 85
%
1 Weakly10.6%
214.1%
328.2%
431.8%
5 Strongly15.3%

(6) To what extent is your business constrained by skill shortages?
ResponseTotal answers: 86
%
1 Highly20.9%
219.8%
322.1%
424.4%
5 Not at all12.8%

(7) To what extent is your business constrained by a lack of finance?
ResponseTotal answers: 86
%
1 Highly19.8%
214%
318.6%
420.9%
5 Not at all26.7%

(8) To what extent is your business constrained by low market demand?
ResponseTotal answers: 86
%
1 Highly22.1%
211.6%
325.6%
422.1%
5 Not at all18.6%

(9) Over the last 3 months, has your business:-
ResponseTotal answers: 86
%
Expanded significantly (more than 10%)12.8%
Expanded somewhat (between 5% to 10%)32.6%
Remained static38.4%
Declined somewhat (between 5% to 10%)11.6%
Declined significantly (more than 10%)4.7%

(10) Over the next 3 months, do you expect your business to:
ResponseTotal answers: 86
%
Expand significantly (more than 10%)11.6%
Expand somewhat (between 5% to 10%)43%
Remain static32.6%
Decline somewhat (between 5% to 10%)3.5%
Decline significantly (more than 10%)9.3%