The current EMI fell with 4.5 points to 48.1, which signals a more pessimistic view than usually among export companies. The EMI forecast fell by 5.2 points to 59.8. There is a major difference in how larger companies and small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) view the future.
Larger companies are the reason behind the decline in both the present situation for EMI and the EMI forecast, while a higher number of SMEs are positive in their assessment. The share of export companies that expect a higher market demand has declined since previous survey, mainly from Western Europe and the Middle East, Turkey and Africa.