Warning : This publication marks a significant innovation. Now Insee publishes the results of surveys for August.
According to the business leaders surveyed in August 2012, the situation was almost stable in the building industry: the synthetic indicator of business climate wins one point in August, but remains below 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*||May. 12||Jun. 12||July. 12||Aug. 12|
|Gen. business outlook||–16||–44|
|Opinion on order books||–19||–32||–38||–36||–36|
|Order books (in month)||5,2||6,8||6,8||6,8||6,8|
|Productive capacity utilisation rate||89,1||88||87,2||87,2||87,2|
|Obstacles to production increase (in %)||34||26||23||26||26|
|- Because of workforce shortage(in %)**||16,3||8,4||7,3||6,4||6,3|
|Hiring problems (in %)||60||55|
n° 212 - August 29, 2012
Monthly survey of building - August 2012
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