COVID-19 Business Survey

The extra set of questions as part of the Business Survey about the possible impact of the COVID-19 crisis on businesses was sent out at the beginning of April and responses from business owners were received over the course of April. Consequently, the fact that relaxation of a number of restrictions was announced in the course of May was not reflected in the responses from entrepreneurs.
The three questions asked were:

How long do you think the COVID-19 crisis can last before your business continuity is affected?

The response categories were:
- For a maximum of two months
- For 3-6 months
- For 6-12 months
- For 12 months or more
- It’s impossible to say

What do you expect will be the effect of COVID-19 on your company turnover in the next three months?

The response categories were:
- a turnover increase > 20 percent
- a turnover increase 10-20 percent
- a turnover increase up to 10 percent
- turnover will remain stable
- a turnover decrease up to 10 percent
- a turnover decrease 10-20 percent
- a turnover decrease up to 20 percent

What do you expect will be the effect of COVID-19 on employment in your

The response categories were:
- Employment will increase by > 20 percent
- Employment will increase by 10-20 percent
- Employment will increase by up to 10 percent
- Employment will remain stable
- Employment will decline by up to 10 percent
- Employment will decline by 10-20 percent
- Employment will decline by > 20 percent

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