Nearly half, or 48 percent, of industry executives polled say that investments have increased this year (down from 53 pct in 2011), and 33 percent say that investments have gone down (up from 24 pct).
Some 42 percent of the polled expect the investments to increase in 2013 while 10 percent believe they will shrink.
In 2012, the largest investments were recorded in medicines and pharmaceuticals, as well as electronic equipment manufacturing companies. The largest drop in investments was observed in companies manufacturing vehicles and other equipment. Next year the largest increase in investment is projected in companies producing medicines and pharmaceuticals as well as chemicals.
Around 800 respondents representing approximately 12 percent of all industrial companies, accounting for about 80 percent of the total revenue in the industrial sector, were polled by the statistics office between October and November.