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Business Pulse

September 2022

The Business Pulse stood at 77.7 in September 2022, down 0.7 on last month and 12.3 lower than a year ago. While the sectoral Pulse readings were a mixed bag – Industry and Retail firmed this month whereas Services and Construction softened – firms were generally more circumspect about near-term prospects for activity given the unsettled environment, with two thirds saying it is difficult to predict the future development of their business situation at present. September’s research also took a look at infrastructure priorities from a business perspective and finds that housing remains in pole position (42% of firms cited it as the key area for investment), followed by transport (23%), energy, water and waste (19%), and telecommunications (15%).

Business Pulse

September 2022

Key Points

  • Business Pulse down slightly in September
  • Uncertainty at play
  • Basic infrastructure moves up the agenda

Business Pulse

September 2022

Business Pulse

September 2022

77.7

-0.7 on previous index reading

Business Pulse

September 2022

”The uncertain backdrop tempered the business outlook this month.”

Dr Loretta O’Sullivan
Group Chief Economist
Bank of Ireland

Business Pulse

September 2022

Sector Snapshot

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