The Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) is a survey of mid-market businesses. Launched in 1992, the IBR now provides insight into the views and expectations of more than 10,000 businesses across more than 30 economies.

Data collection

Questionnaires are translated into local languages and fieldwork is undertaken on a biannual basis, through both online and telephone interviews. The data for this release is from interviews conducted in May and June 2019 with chief executive officers, managing directors, chairperson or other senior executives from all
industry sectors.

Participating economies


Economies included in IBR

Africa Botswana, Nigeria, South Africa
Asia-Pacific (APAC) Australia, India, Japan, China (mainland), Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
BRIC Brazil, Russia, India, China (mainland)
Developed APAC Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore
Eastern Europe Armenia, Poland, Russia, Turkey
Emerging APAC China (mainland), India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
European Union (EU) Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
G7 Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, United States
Latin America Argentina, Brazil, Mexico
MINT   Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey
North America Canada, United States
Southern Europe Greece, Italy, Spain