An economic climate uncertain in the building industry in September 2011Monthly survey of building - September 2011

In the building industry, the synthetic indicator of business climat drops by one point in september. The turning-point indicator indicates an unfavorable climate for the first time since the end of 2010.

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Paru le : 23/09/2011
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In the building industry, the synthetic indicator of business climat drops by one point in september. The turning-point indicator indicates an unfavorable climate for the first time since the end of 2010.

Tableau1 – Building industry economic outlook

Balances of opinion, in %, SA
Building industry economic outlook
Mean* May. 11 Jun. 11 Jul. 11 Sept. 11
Business climate 100 102 103 103 102
Past activity 0 7 9 9 2
Expected activity –3 2 7 7 1
Gen. business outlook –15 –2
Past employment –1 3 10 7 5
Expected employment 0 10 10 11 1
Opinion on order books –16 –30 –29 –27 –27
Order books (in month) 5,5 7,1 7,1 7,3 7,2
Productive capacity utilisation rate 89,3 88,1 87,1 88 88,4
Obstacles to production increase (in %) 32 22 20 22 23
- Because of workforce shortage(in %)** 16,2 5,7 6,3 7,6 7,7
Hiring problems (in %) 61 58
Expected prices –13 –16 –20 –16 –21
Cash-flow position –6 –20
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).

Pcur – Productive capacity utilisation rate

Activity – Activity tendency in the building industry

Workforce – Workforce size tendency in the building industry

OrderBooks – Order books