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Survey on Industry, Services & Construction 2019Sep

Published on 10/09/2019
Business survey September 2019

Manufacturing industry, market services and construction

According to the monthly index of business activity (MIBA), GDP is expected to increase by 0.3% in the third quarter of 2019 (third estimate, unchanged).

In the manufacturing industry, the business sentiment indicator* stood at 96 in September, after 99 in August.
  • In September, industrial production contracted, particularly in the manufacturing of machinery and electronic equipment and the metallurgy sector.

    Staff levels were stable. Order books improved slightly.

    Business leaders expect industrial production to increase again in October.

Opinion on the outlook for industrial production**
Balance of opinions, SA-WDA
In services, the business sentiment indicator* stood at 99 in September, after 100 in August.
  • Service sector activity slowed down in September. However, activity in the publishing, advisory and engineering services remained very robust.

    Growth in staff levels picked up strongly.

    Business leaders expect service sector activity to accelerate in October.

Opinion on the outlook for services activity**
Balance of opinions, SA-WDA
In construction, the business sentiment indicator* stood at 105 in September, after 104 in August.
  • Construction sector activity was up sharply in September, particularly in finishing works.

    Order books remained full.

    Business leaders expect construction sector activity to continue to grow at a sustained pace in October.

Opinion on the outlook for construction activity**
Balance of opinions, SA-WDA
* Calculations are based on survey data, SA-WDA and smoothed over five months

** A positive (negative) balance of opinions corresponds to a rise (fall) in the evolution of actvity



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Published on Wednesday, October 9, 2019