The eleventh afz-instrument survey provides insight into plans and prospects of the butcher's trade.
95 percent of the butcher's shops intend to invest an average of 145300 Euro each in 2010/2011. Projected to the whole trade this means a total investment volume of 2.1 billion Euro.
According to the trade survey, more than one third of the investments will go into the expansion of production and sales capacities. Thus the volume of investments reaches once again a high level in spite of difficult economical framework conditions.
The way they structure their investments is characteristic for the butcher's trade: 63 percent of the respondents declare that they are not affected by the credit fix. One thord of the business relay on their own financial means and only 13 percent fully finance their new acquisitions by loans.
Source: afz-allgemeine fleischer zeitung 18/2010