The economic climate remains stable in the building industry in March 2010Monthly survey of building - March 2010

According to contractors surveyed in March 2010, the situation remains stable in the building industry. The synthetic indicator of business climate has stabilized to 93, and the turning-point indicator remains in the positive zone with a value close to 1.

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Paru le : 23/03/2010
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

According to contractors surveyed in March 2010, the situation remains stable in the building industry. The synthetic indicator of business climate has stabilized to 93, and the turning-point indicator remains in the positive zone with a value close to 1.

Tableau1 – Building industry economic outlook

Balances of opinion, in %, SA
Building industry economic outlook
Mean* Dec. 09 Jan. 10 Feb. 10 Mar. 10
Business climate 100 93 93 93 93
Past activity –1 –27 –26 –23 –22
Expected activity –4 –21 –21 –18 –19
Gen. business outlook –15 –34
Past employment –2 –16 –19 –18 –16
Expected employment –2 –14 –13 –15 –13
Opinion on order books –17 –47 –46 –46 –46
Order books (in month) 5,2 5,5 5,6 5,7 5,7
Productive capacity utilisation rate 89,3 85,1 86,3 86,4 86
Obstacles to production increase (in %) 34 23 23 25 25
- Because of workforce shortage(in %) 16,9 6,4 5,9 5,1 5,2
Hiring problems (in %) 61 46
Expected prices –10 –40 –39 –31 –35
Cash-flow position –6 –16
Repayment period 26 25
  • * Mean since september 1993.

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