The economic outlook remains sluggish in the building industryQuarterly survey of the building crafts sector - July 2009

According to the building craftsmen, surveyed in July 2009, their activity remains sluggish.

According to the building craftsmen, surveyed in July 2009, their activity remains sluggish.

Tableau 15 – Building crafts sector economic outlook

Balances of opinion, in %, SA
Building crafts sector economic outlook
Mean* Oct. 08 Jan. 09 Apr. 09 Jul. 09
Past activity -2 -24 -33 -14 -25
Expected activity -6 -33 -40 -23 -23
General business outlook -17 -58 -60 -53 -41
Past employment -2 -10 -9 -11 -7
Expected employment -2 -7 -13 -12 -8
Hiring problems (in %) 44 44 37 36 35
Apprentice training (in %) 37 41 41 41 40
  • * Mean since october 1990.

Activity – Activity tendency in the building crafts sector