European CFO Survey
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European CFO Survey

Q3 2017 - CFOs switch focus to the longer term

Q1 Intro text

Welcome to the first Deloitte European CFO Survey. This site provides access to the opinions of CFOs across Europe, enabling you to compare their responses, see rankings as well as our interpretation of some of the key trends that have affected these results. In addition to the quarterly analysis of trends we ask CFO about a specific issue. For this quarter we asked CFOs to identify policies that in their opinion would be effective in resolving the EU/euro area growth crisis.

In Q1 2015 we had over 1,300 CFOs participating from 14 countries: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom

Q3 Intro text

Welcome to the second Deloitte European CFO Survey. This site provides access to the opinions of CFOs across Europe, enabling you to compare their responses, see rankings as well as our interpretation of some of the key trends that have affected these results. In addition to the quarterly analysis of trends we ask CFO about a specific issue. For this quarter we asked CFOs for their opinions on recent events in Greece, and how the prospects for achieving a stable and closely integrated European monetary union could be affected in the longer term.

In Q3 2015 we had close to 1,300 CFOs participating from 15 countries: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom

Q1 -2016 Intro text

Welcome to the third Deloitte European CFO Survey. This site provides access to the opinions of CFOs across Europe, enabling you to compare their responses, see rankings as well as our interpretation of some of the key trends that have affected these results. In addition to the quarterly analysis of trends we ask CFO about a specific issue. For this quarter we asked CFOs what impact, if any, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would have on their company.

In Q1 2016 we had close to 1,500 CFOs participating from 17 countries: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom

Q3 -2016 Intro text

Welcome to the fourth Deloitte European CFO Survey. This site provides access to the opinions of CFOs across Europe, enabling you to compare their responses, see rankings as well as our interpretation of some of the key trends that have affected these results. In addition to the quarterly analysis of trends we ask CFO about a specific issue. For this quarter we asked CFOs two questions regarding Brexit: first, how will the negotiations impact your business and second, how would your business be affected by the UK leaving the EU.

In Q3 2016 we had close to 1150 CFOs participating from 17 countries: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom

Q1 -2017 Intro text

Welcome to the fifth Deloitte European CFO Survey. This site provides access to the opinions of CFOs across Europe, enabling you to compare their responses, see rankings as well as our interpretation of some of the key trends that have affected these results. In addition to the quarterly analysis of trends, we ask CFOs about a specific topic: for this quarter, we asked two questions regarding the future of the European Union, specifically the likelihood they attribute to further member states voting to leave the union in the next five years and what the EU needs to do in order to guarantee the bloc's success.

In Q1 2017 we had close to 1600 CFOs participating from 19 countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

Q3 -2017 Intro text

Welcome to the sixth Deloitte European CFO Survey.

The European CFO survey is an ideal barometer of the corporate sector that shows how senior management views risk, business sentiment, the outlook for their company and their strategic priorities. This site allows you to compare results collected every 6 months and across a diverse set of European counties, in addition to giving you access to local analysis and contacts.

Each quarter we ask CFOs, on top of a series of standard questions, to focus on a specific topic. For Q3 2017 the focus is on interest rates, asking them about their expectations and any possible implications for their business. Previous editions have discussed the future of the EU, Brexit, TTIP and the Greek debt crisis.

This quarter we had close to 1,550 CFOs participating from 19 countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

About the data

In today’s global economy the ability to compare CFO sentiment gives you an in depth understanding of how some of the most influential Chief Financial Officers in Europe react to changing market conditions. The eight questions selected either have an associated net balance, in which case you can see the results and use the plotting tool provided, or a country-level ranking. All the data and rankings are accompanied by specific commentary and analysis.

Please select a country on the map below to view the associated ranking.

Please select a country from the list below to view the associated ranking.

  • Above GDP weighted average net balance
  • Below GDP weighted average net balance
  • Above GDP weighted average probability
  • Below GDP weighted average probability

Q3 2017

Change from Q1 2017

  • 5%
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Aggregate results across participating countries

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Please contact your local CFO team or the European CFO team to find out more.

Q1 Ploting description

The plotting tool allows you to compare data across countries, clusters and sub-regions. To use it, select the countries you would like to aggregate under Group A and Group B and then press Generate graph. The data will then appear in the graphic below and you will be able to choose whether you are interested in the GDP weighted average net balance or the simple average net balance. When changing your selections, please ensure you click Generate graph again in order to reload the data.

 

Note: The GDP weighted average net balances will provide you with the most accurate comparisons as they take into account what the proportion of a country’s GDP is compared to the total GDP of the 17 countries.

Q3 Ploting description

The plotting tool allows you to compare data across countries, clusters and sub-regions. To use it, select the countries you would like to aggregate under Group A and Group B and then press Generate graph. The data will then appear in the graphic below and you will be able to choose whether you are interested in the GDP weighted average net balance or the simple average net balance. When changing your selections, please ensure you click Generate graph again in order to reload the data.

 

Note: The GDP weighted average net balances will provide you with the most accurate comparisons as they take into account what the proportion of a country’s GDP is compared to the total GDP of the 19 countries.

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Key contact

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Dr. Michela Coppola

Michela is a research manager within the EMEA Research Centre...More

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