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25 septembre 2012
N° 2012-233

The economic climate stays deteriorated in the building industry in September 2012Monthly survey of building - September 2012

According to the business leaders surveyed in September 2012, the situation is deteriorated in the building industry: the synthetic indicator of business climate loses one point in September, and remains below its long-term average. The turning-point indicator is again in the unfavorable zone.

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Paru le : 25/09/2012
Prochaine parution le : 26/03/2019 at 08:45 - March 2019

According to the business leaders surveyed in September 2012, the situation is deteriorated in the building industry: the synthetic indicator of business climate loses one point in September, and remains below its long-term average. The turning-point indicator is again in the unfavorable zone.

ClimateBusiness climate synthetic indicator

TurningPointTurning-point indicator

  • Lecture : close to 1 (respectively -1), it indicates a favorable climate (respectively unfavorable).

PcurProductive capacity utilisation rate

ActivityActivity tendency in the building industry

WorkforceWorkforce size tendency in the building industry

OrderBooksOrder books

Tableau1Building industry economic outlook

Balances of opinion, in %, SA
Building industry economic outlook (Balances of opinion, in %, SA) -
Mean* Jun. 12 July. 12 Aug. 12 Sept. 12
Business climate 100 97 95 95 94
Past activity –1 –14 –19 –16 –14
Expected activity –4 –15 –18 –21 –18
Gen. business outlook –16 –44
Past employment –2 –8 –14 –12 –17
Expected employment –2 –12 –17 –16 –21
Opinion on order books –19 –38 –36 –36 –38
Order books (in month) 5,2 6,8 6,8 6,8 6,6
Productive capacity utilisation rate 89,1 87,2 87,2 86,9 87,2
Obstacles to production increase (in %) 34 23 26 24 24
- Because of workforce shortage(in %)** 16,3 7,3 6,4 5,9 5,8
Hiring problems (in %) 60 55
Expected prices –11 –25 –33 –36 –35
Cash-flow position –8 –26
Repayment period 27 41
  • * Mean since september 1993.
  • ** This figure refers to all companies that responded to the survey.


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