Survey on Industry, Services and Construction 2022Sep

Industry, market services and construction
Industry
Opinion on the outlook for industrial production*
Balance of opinions, SA-WDA
  • In Industry, activity was stable overall in September. It increased in the computer, electronic and optical products, machinery and equipment, and electrical equipment sectors. Conversely, activity declined in the metal and rubber and plastic product sectors.
    Business leaders reported an ongoing rise in finished goods prices in September, with the balance of opinion remaining high.

    Order books deteriorated, but remained well above their long-term average.

    Business leaders expect little change in activity in October, but this outlook remains clouded by a high degree of uncertainty.


Market Services
Opinion on the outlook for services activity*
Balance of opinions, SA-WDA
  • In market services, activity continued to improve in September. Most business services - information services, publishing, management consultancy and engineering activities - as well as personal services (accommodation, food services) all gained ground.

    Business leaders reported a further rise in their prices. Staff levels continued to grow at a steady pace.

    The businesses surveyed expect a slight increase in activity in October, but at a slower pace than in September.



Construction
Opinion on the outlook for construction activity*
Balance of opinions, SA-WDA
  • In construction, activity firmed significantly, in both structural and finishing works.

    Order books picked up slightly, remaining above their long-term average. Business leaders reported a further rise in quote prices, with an increase in the balance of opinion.

    They expect activity to remain broadly stable in October.




* 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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Published on Monday, October 10, 2022