Slight upturn in the economic climate in the building industry in May 2010Monthly survey of building - May 2010

The contractors interviewed in May 2010 show a slight upturn in the economic climate in the building industry. The synthetic indicator of business climate is once again gaining a point to 93. The turning-point indicator remains in the positive zone.

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No 138
Paru le : 26/05/2010
Prochaine parution le : 24/10/2017 at 08:45 - October 2017

The contractors interviewed in May 2010 show a slight upturn in the economic climate in the building industry. The synthetic indicator of business climate is once again gaining a point to 93. The turning-point indicator remains in the positive zone.

Tableau1 – Building industry economic outlook

Balances of opinion, in %, SA
Building industry economic outlook
Mean* Feb. 10 Mar. 10 Apr. 10 May. 10
Business climate 100 92 91 92 93
Past activity 0 –25 –27 –29 –21
Expected activity –3 –19 –21 –19 –23
Gen. business outlook –15 –26
Past employment 0 –22 –20 –18 –14
Expected employment 0 –16 –14 –15 –15
Opinion on order books –15 –47 –52 –48 –47
Order books (in month) 5,4 6,2 6,4 6,4 6,3
Productive capacity utilisation rate 89,5 86,4 86,3 86,2 85,7
Obstacles to production increase (in %) 33 22 18 17 17
- Because of workforce shortage(in %) 17,1 4,4 4,7 4,5 4,1
Hiring problems (in %) 62 52
Expected prices –12 –31 –38 –44 –34
Cash-flow position –5 –16
Repayment period 25 21
  • * 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