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*||Feb. 12||Mar. 12||Apr. 12||May. 12|
|Gen. business outlook||15||24|
|Opinion on order books||18||27||24||26||32|
|Order books (in month)||5,1||6,8||7||6,9||6,8|
|Productive capacity utilisation rate||89,1||88,9||88,9||88,6||87,8|
|Obstacles to production increase (in %)||34||23||25||25||25|
|- Because of workforce shortage(in %)**||16,4||7,3||7,8||8,7||9,4|
|Hiring problems (in %)||60||54|
n° 131 - May 24, 2012
Monthly survey of building - May 2012
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