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

According to contractors surveyed in March 2010, the situation remains stable in the building industry. The synthetic indicator of business climate takes one point to reach 92. The turning-point indicator remains in the positive zone.

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No 109
Paru le : 22/04/2010
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

Warning: Surveys are now published under the new nomenclature of French activities, NAF rev. 2 (Revision 2). The seasonal factors were updated during this investigation.

According to contractors surveyed in March 2010, the situation remains stable in the building industry. The synthetic indicator of business climate takes one point to reach 92. The turning-point indicator remains in the positive zone.

Tableau1 – Building industry economic outlook

Balances of opinion, in %, SA
Building industry economic outlook
Mean* Jan. 10 Feb. 10 Mar. 10 Apr. 10
Business climate 100 91 92 91 92
Past activity 0 –29 –25 –27 –30
Expected activity –3 –23 –19 –21 –20
Gen. business outlook –15 –31 –26
Past employment 0 –23 –22 –20 –19
Expected employment 0 –14 –16 –14 –14
Opinion on order books –15 –49 –47 –52 –49
Order books (in month) 5,4 6,1 6,2 6,4 6,4
Productive capacity utilisation rate 89,5 86,2 86,4 86,3 86
Obstacles to production increase (in %) 33 22 22 18 17
- Because of workforce shortage(in %) 17,1 5,3 4,4 4,7 4,8
Hiring problems (in %) 62 49 52
Expected prices –12 –42 –31 –38 –46
Cash-flow position –5 –16 –16
Repayment period 25 23 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