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

According to contractors surveyed in November 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 : 24/11/2009
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

According to contractors surveyed in November 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

  • 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

Tableau 2 – Building industry economic outlook

Balances of opinion, in %, SA
Building industry economic outlook
Mean* Jul. 09 Sep. 09 Oct. 09 Nov. 09
Business climate 100 91 93 93 93
Past activity –1 –35 –30 –29 –25
Expected activity –4 –33 –22 –18 –18
Gen. business outlook –15 –45 –30
Past employment –2 –17 –16 –16 –16
Expected employment –1 –18 –14 –11 –14
Opinion on order books –16 –49 –47 –48 –54
Order books (in month) 5,2 5,4 5,6 5,4 5,4
Productive capacity utilisation rate 89,4 86,9 87,7 87,1 86
Obstacles to production increase (in %) 34 23 30 28 22
- Because of workforce shortage(in %) 17,1 7,3 5,6 5,8 5,7
Hiring problems (in %) 61 47 45
Prices –9 –41 –31 –31 –34
Cash-flow position –6 –21 –20
Repayment period 26 27 32
  • * Mean since september 1993.