According to the 24th edition of the PwC Global CEO survey, 76% of executives worldwide expect growth again this year, up from 22% last year.
After a chaotic year 2020, business leaders are showing record levels of optimism. According to consulting firm PwC, according to the 24th edition of the Global CEO Survey *, 76% of owners worldwide expect to grow again in 2021, a year earlier.
Overall, authorities’ optimism about the return of economic growth is particularly evident in North America (86%) and Western Europe (76%). French business leaders are 59% to make this prediction, while they were only 18% last year.
Executives are also more optimistic about the future of their companies. More than a third (36%) say they are “very confident” for the growth of their business over the next 12 months, compared to 27% in 2020. In France, less than a quarter of bosses (23%) share this vision.
Sectors with more confidence than others
However, globally observed belief hides significant asymmetries depending on the field of activity. Thus, business leaders in the technology (45%) and telecommunications (43%) sectors have displayed the highest levels of optimism. In contrast, managers in the transportation and logistics sectors (29%) as well as hotels and entertainment (27%) are the least confident of their business growth over the next 12 months.
For 35% of leaders, the United States tops China (28%), Germany (17%), the United Kingdom (11%) and India (8%), the countries with the best growth prospects. ) Belongs to.
Finally, it should be noted that while officials are more concerned about cyber attack, less than half (49%) plan to increase spending by 10% or more in favor of digital transformation. A proportion observed in France (45%).
*The PwC surveyed 5,050 officers in 100 countries and territories in January and February 2021. The global and regional figures in this report are based on a sub-sample of 1,779 officers by nominal national GDP nominated to ensure the representative opinion of leaders in all major sectors. world.