The economic climate remains wavering in the building industry in October 2010Monthly survey of building - October 2010

According to the contractors interviewed in July 2010, the economic climate remains wavering in the building industry. The synthetic indicator of business climate remains practically stable to 95 while the turning-point indicator points out incertain climate.

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Paru le : 21/10/2010
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

According to the contractors interviewed in July 2010, the economic climate remains wavering in the building industry. The synthetic indicator of business climate remains practically stable to 95 while the turning-point indicator points out incertain climate.

Tableau1 – Building industry economic outlook

Balances of opinion, in %, SA
Building industry economic outlook
Mean* Jun. 10 Jul. 10 Sep. 10 Oct. 10
Business climate 100 92 95 94 95
Past activity –0,2 –21 –15 –13 –11
Expected activity –3 –19 –15 –17 –5
Gen. business outlook –15 –24 –11
Past employment –1 –17 –10 –9 –14
Expected employment –0,5 –19 –17 –10 –8
Opinion on order books –16 –53 –48 –51 –44
Order books (in month) 5,4 6,3 6,3 6,4 6,4
Productive capacity utilisation rate 89,4 86 86,4 85,3 85,4
Obstacles to production increase (in %) 32 17 17 15 16
- Because of workforce shortage(in %) ** 16,8 4,3 5,2 4,3 5
Hiring problems (in %) 62 54 55
Expected prices –13 –43 –38 –42 –42
Cash-flow position –6 –19 –16
Repayment period 25 31 33
  • * Mean since September 1993.
  • ** This figure refers to all companies that responded to the survey.

Climate – Business climate synthetic indicator

TurningPoint – Turning-point indicator

  • Lecture : close to 1 (respectively -1), it indicates a favorable climate (respectively unfavorable).

Pcur – Productive capacity utilisation rate

Activity – Activity tendency in the building industry

Workforce – Workforce size tendency in the building industry

OrderBooks – Order books