EMI forecast (the index component for the forward-looking questions) increased with 6,5 units to 65 in the second quarter. EMI present however fell with 2,7 units to 52,6 in the second quarter. An increase of EMI forecast indicates a rising EMI.
The large companies were behind the increase in EMI also in the second quarter. The big difference however is that EMI for small and middle sized companies levelled out after decreasing in the two previous surveys, except for export order backlogs. An increasing number of Swedish companies expect growing demand, particularly from Western Europe but also from North America.