In the building industry, the synthetic indicator of business climate, built with balances of opinion, loses a point and stays under its long-term average. The turning-point indicator is again in the unfavorable zone.
Business climate synthetic indicator
Lecture : close to 1 (respectively -1), it indicates a favorable climate (respectively unfavorable).
Productive capacity utilisation rate
Activity tendency in the building industry
Workforce size tendency in the building industry
|Balances of opinion, in %, SA|
|* Mean since september 1993.|
|** This figure refers to all companies that responded to the survey.|
|Mean*||Janv.12||Feb. 12||Mar. 12||Apr. 12|
|Gen. business outlook||15||31||24|
|Opinion on order books||18||24||26||27||28|
|Order books (in month)||5,2||6,8||6,8||7||7|
|Productive capacity utilisation rate||89,2||89,5||88,6||88,7||87,9|
|Obstacles to production increase (in %)||34||27||26||26||25|
|- Because of workforce shortage(in %)**||16,4||7,4||7,3||7,8||9|
|Hiring problems (in %)||60||53||54|
n° 104 - April 23, 2012
Monthly survey of building - April 2012
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