The economic climate stabilizes in the building industry in October 2009Monthly survey of building - October 2009

According to contractors surveyed in October 2009, the situation has stabilized in the building industry. The synthetic indicator of business climate remains stable to 93, and the turning-point indicator remains in the positive zone with a value close to 1.

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Paru le : 22/10/2009
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

According to contractors surveyed in October 2009, the situation has stabilized in the building industry. The synthetic indicator of business climate remains stable to 93, and the turning-point indicator remains in the positive zone with a value close to 1.

Climate – Business climate synthetic indicator

TurningPoint – Turning-point indicator

Pcur – Productive capacity utilisation rate

Activity – Activity tendency in the building industry

Workforce – Workforce size tendency in the building industry

OrderBooks – Order books

Tableau 4 – Building industry economic outlook

Balances of opinion, in %, SA
Building industry economic outlook
Mean* Jun. 09 Jul. 09 Sep. 09 Oct. 09
Business climate 100 92 91 93 93
Past activity -1 -33 -35 -30 -29
Expected activity -4 -33 -33 -22 -19
Gen. business outlook -15 -45 -30
Past employment -2 -16 -17 -16 -16
Expected employment -1 -18 -18 -14 -12
Opinion on order books -16 -44 -49 -47 -48
Order books (in month) 5,2 5,6 5,4 5,6 5,4
Productive capacity utilisation rate 89,4 87,8 86,9 87,7 87,3
Obstacles to production increase (in %) 34 32 23 30 29
- Because of workforce shortage(in %) 17,2 5,8 7,3 5,6 6,1
Hiring problems (in %) 61 47 45
Prices -9 -35 -41 -31 -32
Cash-flow position -6 -21 -20
Repayment period 26 27 32
  • * Mean since september 1993.