Document: 2019-09_CEMA_Business_Barometer_Report.pdf

The September CEMA barometer indicates that the general business climate index of the agricultural machinery industry in Europe is now in negative range for the third time in a row, with both current and future business expectations evaluated as negative. The expected slowdown in incoming orders is also confirmed, as 44% of the companies now foresee that their order intake would decrease within the coming 6 months (compared to 33% last month).

France now remains the only positive exception where a majority of respondents expect an increasing turnover for the next 6 months compared to last year, while Switzerland, Italy and Spain have now joined the negative indexes. Survey respondents also reflect the ongoing Brexit process developments, with a significant drop of expectations for the UK.

Barometer 09 2019