News from 2021-08-02 / KfW Research
KfW-ifo SME Barometer July 2021
Positive business situation but renewed concern about the pandemic among SMEs
For a long time, business sentiment among SMEs knew only one direction – up. This has now suffered a setback and has fallen for the first time since January. Concerns about newly rising incidence rates are the main reason. Business sentiment among small and medium-sized enterprises is declining solely due to expectations, while the situation assessment is showing a moderate improvement.