Sascha Jucker, Credit Suisse economist, says: “The positive sentiment in manufacturing has risen again recently in the two key sales markets of Germany and the US. The PMI values (Purchasing Managers’ Index) in both markets are above the very high 60-point threshold.”
Alberto Silini, Head of Consulting at Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE), adds: “Export sentiment is very good and the outlook in particular and the higher margins are permitting more investment again. Swiss goods and services are in strong demand abroad. SMEs planning to venture into the export business or wishing to tap new markets should seize the opportunity today as now is the perfect time for this. We at S-GE have the requisite expertise and are happy to support SMEs in selecting and preparing to enter the right market.”
Video statements (in German) on current export sentiment by Sascha Jucker, Credit Suisse economist, and Alberto Silini, Head of Consulting at Switzerland Global Enterprise:
The SME Export Outlook for the first quarter of 2018 will be published on 25 January 2018.