The BICS asks businesses about their trading status. Businesses were asked for their current trading status at the time of completion of the survey questionnaire (28 December 2022 to 8 January 2023 in Wave 73).
Overall, the share of businesses ‘currently trading’ was estimated at 98.6% in Wave 73. The share of businesses reporting that they were fully trading was estimated at 95.6%. Accommodation & Food Services was the industry sector with the lowest share of “fully trading” businesses, estimated at 79.6%.
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