AmCham China’s 2013 Business Climate Survey Key Findings and Observations
Respondents are upbeat on the near term, with 78 percent of respondents either “optimistic” or “slightly optimistic” about the two-year business outlook in China.
Only 28 percent of respondents in the latest survey said the quality of China’s business investment environment is improving, down from 43 percent a year ago.
Rising labor costs and a domestic economic slowdown are tied for first place on the list of top business risks in China. Shortages of qualified employees and managers are seen as the second and third biggest risks.
Member companies have recently been reining in the scale of their expansion plans. For example, as recently as three years ago, a third of respondents expected to increase investments in the range of 21 percent to over 50 percent within a year; now only 19 percent do.
In the latest survey, the percentage of respondents who described IPR enforcement as ineffective jumped to 58 percent, from 48 percent a year ago. Also, just over one quarter of respondents report that proprietary data or trade secrets have been breached or stolen from their China operations.
Full report and analysis of the business climate based on input from AmCham China members throughout China. The full printed version of the 24-page Business Climate Survey will be sent to members along with the April 2013 edition of Business Now.Download the 2013 Business Climate Survey
View a presentation of the survey results given by Greg Gilligan, AmCham China Chairman.Watch the webinar
Read about the survey in an article from AmCham China’s monthly magazine that includes analysis from AmCham China and insights from China experts. From the April 2013 issue of Business Now.Read the Business Now article
“Read All About It!” News release distributed to key reporters.Read the press release
Read AmCham China’s 2012 American Business in China White Paper, which includes the results of the 2012 Business Climate Survey.Read the 2012 White Paper
Look at some of the key issues faced by the US business community in 2012.Download the 2012 Business Climate Survey