The economic climate is drab in the building industry in Decembre 2011Monthly survey of building - Decembre 2011

In the building industry, the synthetic indicator of business climate, built with balances of opinion, remains stable to 99 in December. The turning-point indicator indicates an unfavorable climate.

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Paru le : 16/12/2011
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

In the building industry, the synthetic indicator of business climate, built with balances of opinion, remains stable to 99 in December. The turning-point indicator indicates an unfavorable climate.

Tableau1 – Building industry economic outlook

Balances of opinion, in %, SA
Building industry economic outlook
Mean* Sept. 11 Oct. 11 Nov. 11 Dec. 11
Business climate 100 101 100 99 99
Past activity –1 –1 –4 –6 –5
Expected activity –4 0 –5 –10 –10
Gen. business outlook –15 –26
Past employment –1 4 –3 –8 –7
Expected employment –1 0 –5 –8 –6
Opinion on order books –18 –33 –30 –29 –29
Order books (in month) 5,1 6,5 7 6,9 6,8
Productive capacity utilisation rate 89,2 87,9 88,4 88,7 88,7
Obstacles to production increase (in %) 34 24 24 27 28
- Because of workforce shortage(in %)** 16,5 8,7 7,6 7,2 7,6
Hiring problems (in %) 60 56
Expected prices –11 –18 –22 –24 –26
Cash-flow position –7 –13
Repayment period 27 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