According to data included in the latest edition of the SME White Paper - The 2015 Edition, the decision-makers in the small businesses do not share the estimation of the specialists, who predicted 2015 will be a year of growth for the Romanian economy.
"The small businesses record the highest percentage of the decision-makers who estimate the economic situation will stay flat (68.05 pct). However, the rate of the entrepreneurs who believe 2015 will be better increases as the companies get bigger and the shares of the persons predicting a downward trend is in inverse proportion to the size of the companies. Overall, nevertheless, the decision-makers in the small and medium-sized firms do not share the estimation of the specialists, who predicted 2015 will be a year of growth for the Romanian economy", the White Paper says.
By development regions, the businesses based in the North West area record the highest proportion of business owners who point to involution this year (34.75 pct). The South East-based respondents believe the economy will be flatlining (68.18 pct) and estimate at a lower rate that the development will be positive (10 pct).
As regards the activity sectors, the transport SMEs account for higher rates of the surveyed who expect 2015 to be better (18.18 pct), as well as a lower share of the decision-makers who predict bad development (22.73 pct). The companies operating in the industrial sector posted a higher percentage of the persons anticipating the economy will keep at the same level (59.77 pct). Construction entrepreneurs estimate at a higher frequency that the economic situation will get worse (33.33 pct), the document reveals.
The 2015 edition of the Romanian SMEs White Paper was launched by the National Council for the Private SMEs in Romania and, according to its authors, it represents the most comprehensive and deepest analysis of the state of the local small businesses, the entrepreneurship as well as the performances of and problems being faced by the SMEs. (source: actmedia.eu)