Industry insights

Our industry specialists present you with sector insights into the results of the survey. We invite you to explore the analysis for your industry, and contact us to discuss how we can help your business become more resilient and thrive through disruption.

The CEO survey shows asset management leaders developing growth strategies, repositioning and reengineering their businesses for a post-credit crisis environment.
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Auto executives say they’re investing in capacity, working with supply chain partners, getting closer to customers and investing in people.
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Banking and capital markets CEOs are striving to create agile and adaptable organisations capable of dealing with upheaval and emerging from the crisis on strong competitive footing.
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Infrastructure CEOs report increased collaboration with the public sector in this year’s CEO survey. They’re working with local communities to build more resilient infrastructure and closing the talent gap by encouraging global mobility.
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Chemicals CEOs are a bit less optimistic this year. They’re worried about threats like exchange rate volatility and rising energy and raw materials costs. But they’re working hard to build organisations that can thrive despite disruptions. How are they doing it?
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Communications CEOs are less confident this year about the global economy and they’re worried about threats like the break-up of the Eurozone or trouble at home. They're also ready to move on the M&A front, all while maintaining a fierce focus on customers–how to get them, and then how to keep them happy.
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Engineering & construction CEOs say they are taking action to confront challenges around infrastructure, growing at home and filling skills gaps in this year’s CEO Survey.
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Explore key findings from entertainment and media CEOs surveyed in PwC’s 16th Annual Global CEO Survey – from revenue growth confidence levels to investment trends and the response to shifting consumer spending and behaviours .
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Forest, paper & packaging CEOs are dealing with overcapacity and rethinking their business models in this year’s CEO Survey.
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Government & the Global CEO: A new contract between business and the state sets out the policy and public sector delivery responses needed to the challenging conditions facing business today.
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In our CEO Survey, healthcare CEOs told us they’re engaging more with stakeholders like patients, employees, and social media users. Cost-cutting is a focus too.
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In this year’s CEO Survey, industrial manufacturing CEOs tell us they’re getting leaner, gearing up for growth in China and investing in R&D.
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The CEO Survey shows how insurance leaders are stepping up investment in customer service, new technology and talent as they seek to reinforce customer acquisition and loyalty.
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Metals CEOs are worried about economic pitfalls and keeping a tight rein on costs. But they’re still investing in workforce development and securing natural resources.
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In this year’s CEO Survey, Pharmaceuticals & life sciences CEOs say they’re balancing the needs of patients and society while walking the regulatory high-wire.
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In this year’s CEO Survey, Power & utilities CEOs say they’re working more with customers, investing into operational effectiveness, new technology and generation capacities, and collaborating across the supply chain.
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In this year's CEO Survey, retail and consumer goods CEOs say they’re connecting more with 'connected' consumers.
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Technology CEOs are slightly less confident this year about the overall economic outlook and are more concerned about government overregulation than in the past. However, they continue their focus on customer growth by providing new products and services through ongoing innovation.
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Transportation & logistics execs in our CEO Survey see trouble ahead. To cope, they’re connecting with customers, building efficiency, and engaging their people.
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