Notice of release
Québec, September 30, 2021. – The Institut de la statistique du Québec released an analysis today entitled Attentes des entreprises du Québec pour le troisième trimestre de 2021. It looks at how Québec businesses continued to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic in the third quarter of 2021 and how they see the future in the near term.
Profitability and other performance indicators for the next three months
Survival and plans for the coming year
Anticipated obstacles in the next three months
Teleworking and office space
In addition to these results, the full analysis presents businesses’ short-term expectations for certain indicators (profitability, sales, number of employees, vacancies, price of goods and services, etc.); cash flow status and debt capacity; survival prospects and short-term plans; short-term obstacles; adoption of digital technologies and teleworking on a permanent basis; procurement of personal protective equipment; and use of on-site rapid COVID-19 test kits.
The results are from the Canadian Survey on Business Conditions, third quarter 2021, conducted by Statistics Canada from July 2 to August 6, 2021. This edition used a probabilistic approach and covers only businesses with employees. For Québec, the results presented are based on responses from 4,654 businesses.
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