北愛爾蘭的商業信心為2020年夏季以來最低

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北愛爾蘭的商業信心為2020年夏季以來最低

根據阿爾斯特銀行的調查,北愛爾蘭的企業在上個月報告了英國新訂單的最大幅度下降。

據稱,成本壓力和經濟的不確定性產生了最大的影響。

該銀行每個月都會向整個私營部門的企業詢問有關人員配置水平、出口和新訂單等情況。

這是北愛爾蘭的活動連續第六個月下降。

儘管如此,公司繼續擴大他們的人員配置水平,作為大流行病後重建勞動力數量的努力的一部分。

阿爾斯特銀行首席經濟學家理查德-拉姆齊說,在英國12個地區中,北愛爾蘭的公司上個月公布的入職人數下降幅度最大。

他說。"儘管需求下降,所有四個行業--製造業、服務業、零售業和建築業--在10月份都增加了他們的員工配置水平。

"企業表示,這種招聘的回升與長期以來的招聘困難和大流行病後的勞動力重建有關。"

調查表明,通脹壓力和生活成本危機正在繼續影響商業信心,商業信心下降到2020年8月以來的最低水平。

拉姆齊先生補充說:"鑑於不斷演變的'一切成本'危機,商業信心下降到26個月的低點並不令人驚訝。

"所有四個部門都預計12個月後活動水平會下降。情緒不可能很快改善,本周的秋季聲明預計將產生更多的財政痛苦而不是安慰。"


Businesses in Northern Ireland reported the sharpest fall in new orders in the UK last month, according to an Ulster Bank survey.

Cost pressures and economic uncertainty is said to have had the biggest impact.

Every month the bank asks firms from across the private sector about things like staffing levels, exports and new orders.

It was the sixth monthly fall in activity in a row for Northern Ireland.

Despite this, companies continued to expand their staffing levels as part of efforts to rebuild workforce numbers following the pandemic.

Ulster Bank Chief Economist, Richard Ramsey, said Northern Ireland firms posted the biggest drop in incoming work last month of the 12 UK regions.

He said: "Despite falling demand, all four sectors - manufacturing, services, retail and construction - increased their staffing levels in October.

"Firms suggest that this pick-up in hiring is linked to long-standing recruitment difficulties and rebuilding workforces following the pandemic."

The survey suggests inflationary pressures and the cost of living crisis are continuing to impact on business confidence which fell to its lowest level since August 2020.

Mr Ramsey added: "Given the evolving 'cost of everything' crisis, it is not surprising that business confidence sank to a 26-month low.

"All four sectors anticipate lower levels of activity in 12 months' time. Sentiment is not likely to improve anytime soon, with this week's Autumn Statement expected to yield more fiscal pain rather than comfort."

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