The economic climate stays dull in the building industry in June 2010Monthly survey of building - June 2010

According to the contractors interviewed in June 2010, the economic climate stays dull in the building industry. The synthetic indicator of business climate remains stable at 93, and the turning-point indicator passes in the neutral zone.

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Paru le : 23/06/2010
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

According to the contractors interviewed in June 2010, the economic climate stays dull in the building industry. The synthetic indicator of business climate remains stable at 93, and the turning-point indicator passes in the neutral zone.

Tableau1 – Building industry economic outlook

Balances of opinion, in %, SA
Building industry economic outlook
Mean* Mar. 10 Apr. 10 May. 10 Jun. 10
Business climate 100 91 92 93 93
Past activity 0 –27 –29 –22 –19
Expected activity –3 –21 –19 –22 –16
Gen. business outlook –15 –26
Past employment 0 –20 –18 –15 –17
Expected employment 0 –14 –15 –16 –19
Opinion on order books –15 –52 –48 –48 –52
Order books (in month) 5,4 6,4 6,4 6,3 6,3
Productive capacity utilisation rate 89,5 86,3 86,2 85,8 85,5
Obstacles to production increase (in %) 33 18 17 18 17
- Because of workforce shortage(in %)** 17,0 4,7 4,5 4,2 4,5
Hiring problems (in %) 62 52
Expected prices –12 –38 –44 –34 –42
Cash-flow position –5 –16
Repayment period 25 21
  • * 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).

Pcur – Productive capacity utilisation rate

Activity – Activity tendency in the building industry

Workforce – Workforce size tendency in the building industry

OrderBooks – Order books