The Greater Birmingham Quarterly Business Report

The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Business Report (QBR) offers an up to date snapshot of the performance of the Greater Birmingham business community. It is the most comprehensive regular report of its kind in the city region.

Underpinning our report is data gathered from quarterly surveys on key indicators such as sales, exports, investment intentions and recruitment difficulties. The Chambers surveys businesses across the Greater Birmingham Area, which includes Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield & Tamworth, Cannock Chase and Burton-on-Trent. The Quarterly Business Report is sponsored by Birmingham City University.

Each report is launched at high profile event with a panel of experts and CEOs sharing their insights on key trends. For more information on our upcoming events visit the GBCC events calendar.

The latest Quarterly Business Report



Increase in Domestic Sales


Increase in Exports


Expect Turnover to Increase


Grew Their Workforce

Domestic demand for firms in the region was slightly down whereas export business and levels of recruitment saw a minor upturn. It was also pleasing to see the capex balance score emerge from negative territory but price pressures continue to present issues for the majority of businesses in Greater Birmingham.


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