The economic climate is wavering in the building industry in January 2011Monthly survey of building - january 2011

According to the contractors interviewed in January 2011 the economic climate remains wavering in the building industry. The synthetic indicator of business climate loses a point and the turning-point indicator indicates a unfavorable climate .

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No 19
Paru le : 21/01/2011
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

According to the contractors interviewed in January 2011 the economic climate remains wavering in the building industry. The synthetic indicator of business climate loses a point and the turning-point indicator indicates a unfavorable climate .

Tableau1 – Building industry economic outlook

Balances of opinion, in %, SA
Building industry economic outlook
Mean* Oct. 10 Nov. 10 Dec. 10 Jan. 11
Business climate 100 95 97 99 98
Past activity 0 –16 –17 –8 –12
Expected activity –3 –5 1 –1 –2
Gen. business outlook –15 –12 –10
Past employment –1 –14 –6 –3 –5
Expected employment 0 –8 –4 –1 1
Opinion on order books –16 –41 –36 –32 –32
Order books (in month) 5,4 6,4 6,5 6,8 6,8
Productive capacity utilisation rate 89,4 85,2 85,9 87,6 86,6
Obstacles to production increase (in %) 32 12 14 27 21
- Because of workforce shortage(in %) 16,6 4,3 4,6 5,6 4,8
Hiring problems (in %) 62 55 58
Expected prices –13 –40 –35 –32 –33
Cash-flow position –6 –17 –16
Repayment period 25 29 32
  • * 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