Twice a year the AHK World Business Outlook presents
the situation, expectations, and risks of the companies
connected to the worldwide AHK network. In 2016, the
publication was based on a total of 5,600 responses given
by German companies, branches, and subsidiaries to the
AHKs’ joint survey.
Companies of all sizes and sectors
show how successfully they operate in many regions of
the world. Once again, they planned more investments
and wanted to hire more employees. The report also shows
where the businesses had to deal with recessions and crises.
In 2016, in addition to demand in individual countries, the
greatest risks for global business included the concerns
about deteriorating economic conditions and the lack of
The German media reported extensively about the AHK
World Business Outlook. But individual AHKs also used
their respective country results to point out the special
challenges locally and to simultaneously present their
expertise in the markets.