Malta Chamber of SMEs meets MEP candidate Peter Agius
02 October 2023
The Malta Chamber of SMEs met with MEP candidate Mr. Peter Agius to discuss Malta's...
A study conducted by the Malta Chamber of SMEs in collaboration with Misco among 237 business owners shows that 60% of SMEs in Malta in 2022 increased their total turnover when compared to the previous year. 22% replied that the turnover during 2022 remained the same and 17% replied that the turnover decreased when compared to 2021.
The main reasons for the increase in sales in 2022 were attributed to the “end of Covid-19 restrictions”, “more stability compared to 2021” and “more consumer confidence”, among others.
The survey which was part of the SME Barometer® was carried out between the 12th and 27th of January 2023 amongst business owners. The SME Barometer® will present quarterly surveys which give insights through scientific data on economic trends, business sentiment and state of enterprises in Malta.
The press conference was addressed by SME Chamber President Mr Paul Abela, Vice-President Mr Marcel Mizzi, Deputy President Mr Philip Fenech and CEO Ms Abigail Agius Mamo and Misco founder Mr Lawrence Zammit.
According to the Business performance survey, 39% of the businesses reported that 2022 was better than 2019 as the pre Cov id period, 15% reported that 2022 was equivalent to 2019, 17% replied that 2022 was close to 2019 and 29% replied that 2022 was below 2019 or still far off from 2019.
Asked about their biggest concerns for the year, businesses said they were seriously concerned about the increases in costs in general, the increasing wage costs, labour and employees shortage, effects of Ukraine-Russia crisis and the energy prices, should subsidy stop, among others.
Refering to plans for 2023, 29% of the businesses replied they plan to stay the same while 21% replied they intend to expand your business in Malta.
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