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Industry Pulse

Industry Pulse

July 2019

Key Points

  • Industry Pulse down in July
  • Two in five firms expect to increase basic pay over the next 12 months
  • 62% have ambitions to grow their business in the next 1 to 3 years

Industry Pulse

July 2019

Industry Pulse

July 2019

88.7

-0.5 on previous index reading

Industry Pulse

July 2019

Production

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 32%
50%
18%

Balance +13%

(-5 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

July 2019

Production

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 32%
58%
10%

Balance +22%

(-8 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

July 2019

Jobs

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 20%
74%
6%

Balance +14%

(+3 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

July 2019

Jobs

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 12%
84%
4%

Balance +7%

(-4 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

July 2019

Input Costs Excluding Labour

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 40%
58%
2%

Balance +37%

(-4 on previous reading)

 

Industry Pulse

July 2019

Selling Prices

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 17%
80%
4%

Balance +13%

(+2 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

July 2019

Export Orders

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 20%
65%
14%

Balance +6%

 

Industry Pulse

July 2019

Pay Intentions

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 4% 11%
2% to 4% 23%
< 2% 5%
Stay more or less the same
59%
Decrease
< 2% 0%
2% to 4% 0%
> 4% 1%

Industry Pulse

July 2019

Business Ambitions

Next 1 to 3 years

62% growth trajectory
38% less ambitious

18%Confident, actively pursuing opportunities

33% Prefer to stay same size

44%Plan to grow but remain cautious

5%Intend to scale down