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Business Climate Survey. Q3 2019

The business situation of Catalan companies in the third quarter of 2019 recorded a balance of 6.3 points, a figure representing an decrease of 5.3 points with respect to the situation in the previous quarter and of 3.1 points in comparison with the expectations for the present quarter expressed during the previous quarter.

By sectors of activity, hostelry, construction and the rest of services showed positive balances in terms of their business performances of 22.3, 11.8 and 10.0 points, respectively, according to the Business Climate Survey. On the other hand, Industry and trade sectors presented negative balances of −0,9 y −1,6 punts, respectively.

In addition, business situation expectations for the fourth quarter of 2019 display a balance of 5.0 points, a figure 6.8 points below the expectations for the previous quarter (11.8 points).