In April 2012, the economic climate stays dull in the building crafts sectorQuarterly survey of the building crafts sector - April 2012

According to the contractors surveyed in April 2012, the economic climate stays dull in the building crafts sector.

According to the contractors surveyed in April 2012, the economic climate stays dull 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* July. 11 Oct. 11 Jan. 12 Apr. 12
Past activity –3 –10 –16 –8 –14
Expected activity –6 –11 –16 –25 –21
General business outlook –18 –19 –34 –39 –36
Past employment –3 –7 –7 –6 –7
Expected employment –3 –2 –7 –6 –5
Hiring problems (in %) 43 37 38 36 37
Apprentice training (in %) 37 41 42 40 44
  • * Mean since october 1990.