About the survey
About the survey
The Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) who responded represent a selection of the 500 largest companies in Sweden across various industries. The survey was carried out as a web-based questionnaire in March 2018. Given the broad range of industries and organizations that responded, the trends observed and conclusions reached are considered representative of the wider Swedish CFO community. In the report we are comparing the Swedish data to the other Nordic countries and the euro zone. The data are collected from the European CFO Survey, which consists of 1,652 CFOs based in 20 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK. CFOs were all contacted between February and April 2018. Please visit http://www.deloitteresearchemea.com for the European report and data.
About the data
In the survey, we sometimes refer to a ”net balance index” (abbreviated NB). This is calculated by subtracting the percentage of respondents giving a negative response from the percentage giving a positive response; responses that are neither positive nor negative are deemed to be neutral. Due to rounding, not all percentages shown in the charts will add up to 100. The companies were asked to specify their industry with the following sectors: Financial Services Industry (FSI); Consumer Business and Transportation (CB&T); Life Science and Healthcare; Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT); Energy, Utilities, Mining (EUM); Manufacturing; Construction; Business & Professional Services (B & PS); Public Sector and Others. See the distribution for the different sectors below. These sectors mentioned above are used in the analysis.