37 percent of respondents said that their new export orders will see a rise in the first quarter of this year. The new export orders are predicted to drop in 16 percent of the surveyed enterprises and remain stable in 46 percent of them.

Foreign-invested firms were the most optimistic about production and business with 83 percent expecting better performance or stability in the first quarter of 2022. The rates among State and non-State enterprises were 82 percent and 81 percent, respectively./.