The economic climate improvement marks time in the building crafts sectorQuarterly survey of the building crafts sector - January 2010

According to the contractors surveyed in January 2010, the economic climate improvement marks time in the building crafts sector.

According to the contractors surveyed in January 2010, the economic climate improvement marks time in the building crafts sector.

tableau1 – Building crafts sector economic outlook

Balances of opinion, in %, SA
Building crafts sector economic outlook
Mean* Apr. 09 Jul. 09 Oct. 09 Jan. 10
Past activity –2 –14 –30 –24 –20
Expected activity –6 –23 –29 –21 –22
General business outlook –17 –53 –40 –33 –34
Past employment –2 –11 –7 –8 –7
Expected employment –2 –12 –9 –7 –9
Hiring problems (in %) 44 36 34 34 31
Apprentice training (in %) 37 41 40 40 44
  • * Mean since october 1990.

Activity – Activity tendency in the building crafts sector