State of Trade Survey 2020 Q3
- One-third of heavy side firms and 48% of light side firms reported that sales rose during the third quarter of 2020.
- Sales expectations for the year ahead were mixed, with 24% of heavy side firms anticipating a fall and 21% of light side firms expecting an increase.
- Hiring intentions for the year ahead were mixed in Q3, with 6% of heavy side firms expecting falling headcount.
- Raw materials were the key driver of cost inflation in Q3.
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