Business Climate Survey Sector Reports

Below is a list of bilingual, industry-specific reports AmCham China has compiled from the results of the 2017 Business Climate Survey (BCS) and data collected from previous BCS. Please click on the sector you are interested in – members will need to log in to access the reports for free, and non-members will need to pay a charge of RMB400 each. 

The reports cover the following questions:

  • What percentage of your global revenues is China expected to account for in 2016?
  • How does the forecasted 2016 revenue of your China operations compare to 2015 results?
  • How would you characterize your company’s financial performance in China in 2016?
  • How do the 2016 EBIT margins of your China operations compare to your company’s global margins in 2015?
  • The quality of China’s investment environment is…
  • How does China rank in your company’s near-term global investment plans?
  • How much do you estimate your company will increase investment in China operations for 2017?
  • If your planned increase in investment in 2017 is LOWER than it was in 2016, this is due primarily to:
  • Please select your top five business challenges in China
  • Which of the following most accurately describe your primary business objectives in China for 2017?
  • Do you feel foreign businesses are more or less welcome in China than before?
  • How are foreign companies in your industry treated by government policies and enforcement relative to local companies?
  • How would you describe your two-year business outlook on China’s regulatory environment?
  • How has the change in government policies and their enforcement affected your business environment over the past two years?
  • Are you confident that the Chinese government is committed to further opening China’s market to foreign investment in the coming three years?
  • In the past three years, has your company moved capacity outside of China?
  • What is the most important reason for moving capacity outside of China?
  • If you answered “yes” or “plan to move,” to which regions have you moved or do you plan to move capacity?
  • How important is innovation in China to your company’s future growth in China?
  • What barriers, if any, are preventing you from increasing innovation in China?
  • To what degree do the following IT/data-security/internet-related issues negatively impact your company's competitiveness and operations in China?
  • How important are positive bilateral relations between China and the US to your business growth in China?
  • What is your outlook on bilateral relations between China and the US for 2017?
  • Please rate how significant of an impact the following changes to the policy environment would have on increasing your company’s investment levels in China.