Global Business Monitor 2017

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About the Global Business Monitor

The Global Business Monitor is an international survey of over 1,600 SMEs across the U.S., Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Netherlands, Singapore and Hong Kong.

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Key findings

  • German SMEs are most confident about the local economy with 81% saying the economy is performing well today.
  • SMEs in Hong Kong (46%) and Singapore (39%) are least positive after seeing a decline in sales over the past 12 months
  • 38% of businesses are exporting, while 30% are importing.
  • Singapore is top for both import (62%) and export (61%) trade
  • Overall, a third (33%) of businesses have suffered from bad debt. 
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