Barometer of the companies
The Barometer of Deloitte shows that of the 280 companies that were surveyed, 66% claim to have increased investment during the first half of 2015 –the greatest increase since 2008– as against the 58% of the same period in 2014. The principal reasons for these investment decisions were expanding business and technological changes.
By intervals, 48% of the companies increased their investment by 10%; some 36% by between 0% and 5%; and 12% between 5% and 10%.
During the second half of 2015 there were no significant variations. Some 65% of these companies augmented their investment, 27% maintained it at similar levels to the first half of the year, while 8% planned to reduce it.
With regard to economic activity, 86% of the companies (the greatest percentage of the series) feel that the Spanish economy has improved considerably with regard to the previous survey (8 percentage points more than in the prediction for the second half of 2015).