The economic climate is slightly deteriorating in the building industry in November 2011Monthly survey of building - November 2011

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

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Paru le : 23/11/2011
Prochaine parution le : 21/12/2017 at 08:45 - December 2017

In the building industry, the synthetic indicator of business climat drops by one point in November. The turning-point indicator indicates 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* Jul. 11 Sept. 11 Oct. 11 Nov. 11
Business climate 100 102 101 100 99
Past activity –1 9 –1 –4 –6
Expected activity –4 5 0 –5 –7
Gen. business outlook –15 –3 –26
Past employment –1 4 4 –3 –8
Expected employment –1 8 0 –5 –5
Opinion on order books –18 –33 –33 –30 –28
Order books (in month) 5,1 6,4 6,5 7 6,9
Productive capacity utilisation rate 89,2 87,2 87,9 88,4 88,6
Obstacles to production increase (in %) 34 24 24 24 26
- Because of workforce shortage(in %)** 16,6 8,1 8,7 7,6 8
Hiring problems (in %) 60 55 56
Expected prices –11 –14 –18 –22 –23
Cash-flow position –7 –14 –13
Repayment period 27 24 26
  • * 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