97% of companies are still investing in plant and machinery.
29% of these companies are maintaining current investment levels and exactly 25% are investing at a lower level than previously. This shows the remainder of 42% are increasing their investment levels beyond the level from the last 12 months. This puts the results (as shown above) back in the positive spectrum.
Other positive news came from investment plans for product and process innovation which have also improved along with the intentions for training and retraining remaining positive.