Robust domestic demand backed by growing disposable incomes, a steady investment flow and a benign international environment put the economies in Southeast Europe (SEE) on a faster-growth track in 2017. Companies in the region cashed in on the positive consumer sentiment on both domestic and global markets, as investments made in capacity raised their productivity, while expenditures remained low. The aggregate revenues of the SEE TOP 100 entrants and their profits both hit record highs. The economic upsurge reached companies across all sectors, giving the strongest impetus to export-oriented majors in the metals industry and manufacturers of cars and car parts. Oil and gas companies, which traditionally dominate the SEE TOP 100 ranking, regained ground, too, after going through a rough patch in the past years due to the slump in global prices. Vibrant sectors such as agriculture, however, are still underrepresented in the ranking, while others, such as IT, are conspicuously absent.
Total revenue and net profit/loss figures are in millions of euro.