Expectations and Prospects of Managers of American Companies for 2022 – Barometer of American Companies in Portugal
AmCham Portugal, in partnership with PwC, as a Knowledge Partner, prepared, within the scope of the Barometer of American Companies in Portugal, a survey among those responsible for American companies, to gauge their expectations and perspectives for 2022, which answered 32 responses from the various sectors of activity.
Two years after the start of the pandemic and the global economy began to move towards recovery, an increase in world GDP of 4.9% is anticipated.
However, the new situation, of conflict between Russia and Ukraine, requires a reassessment, ideas too, a fact that must be considered when we look at the results obtained in this barometer, carried out at the end of 2021.
Despite this, relations between the US, China and Russia, which were ranked 3rd in the ranking of geostrategic issues with the greatest impact on business, considering current events may have another expression. The same would apply with migratory movements.
Notwithstanding, the survey data carried out, 59% of the surveys consider that the economic activity in their companies is already similar to those recorded before the pandemic – 28% when looking at the sector in which they are inserted. As for Portugal, the prospects are in the medium and long term, with 47% indicating that accreditation will only be recovered in 2023, and 25% this data.