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Surveys and Studies

ACCI Business Tendency Survey Report - June 2016

Major findings
  • Companies partially resume their optimism regarding the outlook of their businesses.
  • Regional differences are high with Balkh on negative and Nangarhar on positive ends.
  • Companies keep reporting very poor condition for their order books. An
  • overview of Kabul order books indicators reveals that since 2012 the order books situation is continually deteriorated.
  • Security, market demand and the need for administrative reforms are three major desired improvements for business developments.
  • In all four surveyed sectors, companies employ fewer people compared to the previous survey.

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ACCI Business Tendency Survey Report - March 2016

Major findings
  • Companies partially resume their optimism regarding the outlook of their businesses.
  • Despite a little improvement compared to last survey, except Balkh none of the provinces have a positive business climate indicator.
  • The order books are in a very poor condition, however a little improvement is seen in this survey compared to last survey.
  • While the security condition has reportedly improved in four regions (Kandahar, Herat, Kabul and Nangarhar), Kandahar is the only region that has recorded a positive security indicator in this survey.
  • The call for administrative reforms has gradually increased in recent surveys.

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Policy Advocacy Strategy for Intra-Regional Trade Dealing with NTMs in South Asia

The objective of the assignment is to develop a two tier – national and regional level policy advocacy strategy for dealing with NTMs, and to promote intraregional trade in the SAARC region. The prepared strategy will serve as a blueprint or model for policy advocacy at the national level and also as a reference material for organisations and institutions working for trade promotion in the region. However, the relevant stakeholders will have the liberty to customise the proposed strategy.

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ACCI Business Monitor Report 2015

For ACCI Research Unit the 2015 was a milestone when after four years of efforts the unit succeeded to complete its mission in establishing a fully functional survey system based on international best practices.

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8th ACCI Business Tendency Survey Report

Major findings
  • The business condition continue to decline.
  • For the first time in our surveys none of the provinces has a positive business climate indicator.
  • All sectors, including the manufacturing have extremely suffered during last three months.
  • Majority of the surveyed companies say they hire fewer people than three months ago.
  • Security condition has deteriorated across the regions.
  • The call for administrative reforms has gradually increased in recent surveys.

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7th ACCI Business Tendency Survey Report

Major Findings:
  • The business condition has extremely deteriorated during last three months.
  • Balkh and Nangarhar enjoys comparatively better business condition compared to Herat, Kabul and Kandahar.
  • Manufacturing remains confident while construction, trade and services have extremely suffered during last three months.
  • Majority of the surveyed companies say they hire fewer people than three months ago.
  • Security condition has deteriorated across the regions.
  • Increasingly more people ask for administrative reform.

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6th ACCI Business Tendency Survey Report

This survey reveals that that business community has lost the enthusiasm that they expressed in last November, a month after the establishment of the National Unity government. Herat and Kabul show the least favorable conditions, while Balkh, Nangarhar and Kandahar are comparatively more confident regarding the six coming months. The  comparison  of  three latest  surveys  shows  that  the  real  business  condition  has  largely worsened after the last presidential elections.
The business climate for both SMEs and Large enterprises has deteriorated but SMEs report worse condition.

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5th ACCI Business Tendency Survey: Afghan Businesses Continue to Suffer Because of Insecurity, Poor Infrastructure and Lack of Demands

According to the ACCI Business Monitor Report published today, businesses still continue to suffer from a poor business condition, but meanwhile they are very optimistic about the coming six months. Compared to the earlier season when businesses experienced an unprecedented decline amid the electoral confusion and subsequent political uncertainties, the business climate slightly improved in autumn (September, October and November 2014).

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4th ACCI Business Tendency Survey: Political Confusions Affects Businesses Extensively

This survey reveals that the business climate in general has deteriorated during last three months, but SMEs have suffered more from the volatile and unstable business condition which means they are more vulnerable to changes in business climate caused by politics, security and climate factors.

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