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News: November 2012 | PDF
Posted on 10/12/2012

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In November, according to business managers surveyed, industrial activity posted a very slight progression over the previous month, with deliveries stabilising after the contraction observed in October.

  • The capacity utilisation rate stabilised and remained below its long-term average.

  • Order books remained at a level considered insufficient and Inventories of finished goods, close to targeted levels, were unchanged.

  • Prices Prices of finished goods posted a slight increase.

  • Business managers’ forecasts are predicting a slight slowdown of activity in December.

  • Activity in the services sectors increased slightly in November with IT activities and accommodation and food services both progressing, while temporary work and household services contracted.

  • Prices stabilised and staff levels remained unchanged.

  • Forecasts are predicting a growth of activity in December.



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