Survey on Industry, Services and Construction 2021Sep

Industry, market services and construction
Industry
  • In September, activity slowed slightly in industry, notably due to the marked decline in the automotive sector.

    According to business leaders, raw material prices continued to rise at a brisk pace.

    The balance of opinion on cash positions remained well above its long-term average. Order books remained strong.

    Business leaders expect activity to pick up slightly in October.
Opinion on the outlook for industrial production*
Balance of opinions, SA-WDA
Market Services
  • In market services, activity firmed in most sectors in September. This improvement was very marked in the publishing, catering and information services sectors.

    Cash positions remained above their long-term average across the board in the market services sector.

    Activity is expected to remain robust in October.
Opinion on the outlook for services activity*
Balance of opinions, SA-WDA
Construction
  • In construction, activity strengthened slightly in September.

    Order books remained buoyant, at a level close to their historical high. Business leaders reported a further sharp rise in quote prices.

    Business leaders expect activity to remain broadly stable in October.
Opinion on the outlook for construction activity*
Balance of opinions, SA-WDA
* A positive (negative) balance of opinions corresponds to a rise (fall) in the evolution of activity. Balances of opinions may range from -200 to +200.



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Survey on Industry, Services and Construction
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Published on Monday, October 11, 2021