Business Confidence

The FDF Business Confidence Survey showcases the current economic views of FDF members on a quarterly basis. Find out more about our most recent survey results.

FDF conducted the second of its new quarterly business confidence surveys between 29 June - 17 July 2018 to gauge confidence levels across the food and drink manufacturing sector in Q2 2018.

We received responses from businesses with a combined UK turnover of approximately £12 billion. Over half of the responses came from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Key findings

Our latest survey shows that the majority of food and drink manufacturers felt general business conditions have remained the same over the last two quarters, with increased packaging, ingredient and energy costs weighing on budgets. On a positive note, businesses reported increased domestic volume sales, launches in new products and average wages.

Next release date: 22 October 2018


Last reviewed: 11 Oct 2018