Stabilisation of the economic climate in the building industry in September 2010Monthly survey of building - September 2010

According to the contractors interviewed in September 2010, the economic climate become stable in the building industry. The synthetic indicator of business climate stay to 95 and the turning-point indicator go back in neutral zone.

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Paru le : 23/09/2010
Prochaine parution le : 23/11/2017 at 08:45 - November 2017

According to the contractors interviewed in September 2010, the economic climate become stable in the building industry. The synthetic indicator of business climate stay to 95 and the turning-point indicator go back in neutral zone.

Tableau1 – Building industry economic outlook

Balances of opinion, in %, SA
Building industry economic outlook
Mean* May. 10 Jun. 10 Jul. 10 Sep. 10
Business climate 100 93 92 95 95
Past activity -0,1 -22 -21 -15 -12
Expected activity -3 -22 -19 -15 -10
Gen. business outlook -15 -25
Past employment -1 -15 -17 -10 -11
Expected employment -0,4 -16 -19 -17 -12
Opinion on order books -16 -48 -53 -48 -46
Order books (in month) 5,4 6,3 6,3 6,3 6,5
Productive capacity utilisation rate 89,4 85,8 86,0 86,4 86,3
Obstacles to production increase (in %) 32 18 17 17 17
- Because of workforce shortage(in %) 16,8 4,2 4,3 5,2 4,8
Hiring problems (in %) 62 55
Expected prices -12 -34 -43 -38 -33
Cash-flow position -6 -19
Repayment period 25 27
  • * Mean since september 1993.
  • ** This figure refers to all companies that responded to the survey.

Climate – Business climate synthetic indicator

TurningPoint – Turning-point indicator

  • Lecture : close to 1 (respectively -1), it indicates a favorable climate (respectively unfavorable). *The turning point was reestimated

Pcur – Productive capacity utilisation rate

Activity – Activity tendency in the building industry

Workforce – Workforce size tendency in the building industry

OrderBooks – Order books