Continuing decline in composites business sentiment
In total, for example, 37% of respondents describe the general business situation in Germany as rather or very negative. In the previous survey this figure was only 26%. This shows a sustained lack of optimism about the general market environment.
These rather subdued expectations also tend to prevail among respondents assessing their own business situations. About one third of respondents, for instance, describe the situations of their own companies as rather negative or even very negative. The ratings display only minor differences in the various regions (Germany, Europe and worldwide).