According to the business leaders surveyed in September 2012, the situation is deteriorated in the building industry: the synthetic indicator of business climate loses one point in September, and 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*||Jun. 12||July. 12||Aug. 12||Sept. 12|
|Gen. business outlook||16||44|
|Opinion on order books||19||38||36||36||38|
|Order books (in month)||5,2||6,8||6,8||6,8||6,6|
|Productive capacity utilisation rate||89,1||87,2||87,2||86,9||87,2|
|Obstacles to production increase (in %)||34||23||26||24||24|
|- Because of workforce shortage(in %)**||16,3||7,3||6,4||5,9||5,8|
|Hiring problems (in %)||60||55|
n° 233 - September 25, 2012
Monthly survey of building - September 2012
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