In the building industry, the synthetic indicator of business climate, built with balances of opinion, loses two points in July 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*||Apr. 12||May. 12||Jun. 12||July. 12|
|Gen. business outlook||16||24||44|
|Opinion on order books||18||26||32||38||36|
|Order books (in month)||5,1||6,9||6,8||6,8||6,8|
|Productive capacity utilisation rate||89,1||88,6||88||87,2||87|
|Obstacles to production increase (in %)||34||25||26||23||26|
|- Because of workforce shortage(in %)**||16,4||8,7||8,4||7,3||7,6|
|Hiring problems (in %)||60||53||55|
n° 185 - July 24, 2012
Monthly survey of building - July 2012
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