Business Outlook Survey—First Quarter of 2024

Business sentiment and sales growth expectations have stopped falling, according to firms responding to the

April 1, 2024

Business sentiment and sales growth expectations have stopped falling, according to firms responding to the Business Outlook Survey and the Business Leaders’ Pulse. But demand remains subdued, which is allowing price pressures and the labour market to ease. As a result, fewer firms than in the previous survey are planning unusually large or frequent price increases over the next 12 months.