The economic climate stays defavorable in the building industry in December 2012Monthly survey of building - December 2012

According to the business leaders surveyed in December 2012, the situation stays defavorable in the building industry: the synthetic indicator of business climate stays stable and below its long-term average. The turning-point indicator is in the neutral zone.

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Paru le : 21/12/2012
Prochaine parution le : 23/11/2017 at 08:45 - November 2017

According to the business leaders surveyed in December 2012, the situation stays defavorable in the building industry: the synthetic indicator of business climate stays stable and below its long-term average. The turning-point indicator is in the neutral zone.

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

Tableau1 – Building industry economic outlook

Balances of opinion, in %, SA
Building industry economic outlook
Mean* Sept. 12 Oct. 12 Nov. 12 Dec. 12
Business climate 100 94 94 95 95
Past activity –2 –16 –19 –19 –18
Expected activity –4 –18 –27 –23 –21
Gen. business outlook –16 –45
Past employment –2 –17 –10 –9 –11
Expected employment –2 –18 –12 –14 –15
Opinion on order books –19 –36 –40 –39 –40
Order books (in month) 5,2 7,1 7,2 7,2 7,0
Productive capacity utilisation rate 89,1 86,7 85,3 86,3 86,5
Obstacles to production increase (in %) 34 22 22 22 23
- Because of workforce shortage(in %) 16,1 5,1 5,5 5,0 4,8
Hiring problems (in %) 60 48,3
Expected prices –12 –35 –30 –29 –28
Cash-flow position –8 –30
Repayment period 27 43
  • * Mean since september 1993.