In January 2013, the economic climate stays deteriorated in the building crafts sectorQuarterly survey of the building crafts sector - January 2013

According to the contractors surveyed in January 2013, the economic climate stays deteriorated in the building crafts sector.

According to the contractors surveyed in January 2013, the economic climate stays deteriorated in the building crafts sector.

Activity – Activity tendency in the building crafts sector

tableau1 – Building crafts sector economic outlook

Balances of opinion, in %, SA
Building crafts sector economic outlook
Mean* Apr. 12 July. 12 Oct. 12 Jan. 13
Past activity –3 –14 –19 –28 –23
Expected activity –7 –18 –26 –39 –28
General business outlook –19 –34 –47 –57 –52
Past employment –3 –6 –7 –9 –7
Expected employment –3 –4 –10 –12 –15
Hiring problems (in %) 43 37 36 34 28
Apprentice training (in %) 38 42 45 44 42
  • * Mean since october 1990.