CEO Economic Outlook Index Q1 2022

Business Roundtable Q1 CEO Economic Outlook Index: Slight Dip Amid Global Uncertainty; CEOs Responding to Historically High Demand with Strong Hiring, Investment Plans

Washington – Business Roundtable today released its Q1 2022 CEO Economic Outlook Survey, a composite index of CEO plans for capital spending and employment and expectations for sales over the next six months. The overall CEO Economic Outlook Index declined 9 points from last quarter to 115 but remains well above its long-run average. 

The three subindices were as follows: 

  • Plans for hiring decreased 9 points to a value of 112.
  • Plans for capital investment decreased 9 points to a value of 106.
  • Expectations for sales decreased 10 points to a value of 125.

This quarter’s results dipped from last quarter amid global economic uncertainty due to the escalating conflict in Ukraine and high inflation resulting from historic demand, supply challenges and global energy disruptions….

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