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

According to contractors surveyed in January 2010, the economic climate remains stable in the building industry. The synthetic indicator of business climate loses a point to return to 92. The turning-point indicator remains in the positive zone with a value close to 1.

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Paru le : 22/01/2010
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

According to contractors surveyed in January 2010, the economic climate remains stable in the building industry. The synthetic indicator of business climate loses a point to return to 92. 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* Oct. 09 Nov. 09 Dec. 09 Jan. 10
Business climate 100 93 93 93 92
Past activity –1 –29 –26 –27 –27
Expected activity –4 –18 –20 –21 –22
Gen. business outlook –15 –30 –34
Past employment –2 –16 –16 –16 –18
Expected employment –2 –11 –14 –14 –13
Opinion on order books –16 –48 –52 –47 –47
Order books (in month) 5,2 5,4 5,5 5,5 5,6
Productive capacity utilisation rate 89,3 87,1 86,3 85,1 85,9
Obstacles to production increase (in %) 34 28 24 23 24
- Because of workforce shortage(in %) 17,0 5,8 6,5 6,4 6,3
Hiring problems (in %) 61 45 46
Prices –9 –31 –36 –40 –38
Cash-flow position –6 –15 –16
Repayment period 26 28 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