Beirut Traders Association and Bankmed released the results of “Beirut Traders Association – Bankmed Investment Index,” for the first quarter of 2017 (Q1-2017).

The index, which is backed by the technical support of the Central Administration of Statistics in Lebanon, aims at assessing the reality of the wholesale sector in Lebanon. The index reflects the investment climate in Lebanon, shedding light on the commercial activity and overall economic situation, particularly the phase that preceded the presidential elections in Lebanon. The results for the first quarter of 2017 indicate a continued deterioration in the “Turnover Component” reflecting a state of stagnation within consumer activity in light of the uncertainty that is linked to a number of political and economic issues which remain unresolved. However, the “Intention to Invest Component” was characterized by some relative positivity, especially within sectors that have not been affected by the general mood. Download Q1-2017 Results in English and Arabic Languages.

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