According to the business leaders surveyed in October 2012, the situation stays defavorable in the building industry: the synthetic indicator of business climate remains stable and 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.|
|Mean*||July. 12||Aug. 12||Sept. 12||oct. 12|
|Gen. business outlook||16||44||45|
|Opinion on order books||19||36||36||36||39|
|Order books (in month)||5,2||6,8||6,8||7,1||7,1|
|Productive capacity utilisation rate||89,1||87,2||86,9||86,7||86,6|
|Obstacles to production increase (in %)||34||26||24||22||23|
|- Because of workforce shortage(in %)||16,2||6,4||5,9||5,1||5,5|
|Hiring problems (in %)||60||53||48|
n° 261 - October 23, 2012
Monthly survey of building - October 2012
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