In October 2009, the economic climate improves slightly in the building crafts sectorQuarterly survey of the building crafts sector - October 2009

According to the contractors surveyed in October 2009, the economic climate improves slightly in the building crafts sector. However, the opinions of entrepreneurs have been very fluctuating since a few months.

According to the contractors surveyed in October 2009, the economic climate improves slightly in the building crafts sector. However, the opinions of entrepreneurs have been very fluctuating since a few months.

Tableau 14 – Building crafts sector economic outlook

Balances of opinion, in %, SA
Building crafts sector economic outlook
Mean* Jan. 09 Apr. 09 Jul. 09 Oct. 09
Past activity -2 -33 -14 -30 -22
Expected activity -6 -40 -23 -29 -19
General business outlook -17 -60 -53 -40 -33
Past employment -2 -9 -11 -7 -8
Expected employment -2 -13 -12 -9 -6
Hiring problems (in %) 44 37 36 34 33
Apprentice training (in %) 37 41 41 40 39
  • * Mean since october 1990.

Activity – Activity tendency in the building crafts sector