AHK World Business Outlook, Fall 2018

The AHK World Business Outlook is based on a regular DIHK survey among member companies of the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad, delegations and representative offices (AHKs). It encompasses the feedback from around 3,500 German companies, branches and subsidiaries worldwide as well as companies with close links to Germany. 35% of respondents stemmed from industry and construction, 42% from the service sector and a further 23% from the retail trade. Small companies with less than 100 employees account for 54% of responses. 23% of the companies employ 100 to 1,000 employees. Large companies with more than 1,000 employees account for 23% of the respondents. The survey was conducted in September and October 2018.