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Industry Pulse

Industry Pulse

April 2021

Key Points

  • Industry Pulse up in April
  • Over a third of firms expect to increase basic pay over the next 12 months
  • 71% have ambitions to grow their business in the next 1 to 3 years

Industry Pulse

April 2021

Industry Pulse

April 2021

94.4

+11.8 on previous index reading

Industry Pulse

April 2021

Production

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 24%
41%
35%

Balance -11%

(+12 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

April 2021

Production

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 58%
34%
8%

Balance +50%

(+16 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

April 2021

Jobs

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 13%
76%
11%

Balance +2%

(+8 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

April 2021

Jobs

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 23%
73%
4%

Balance +19%

(+4 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

April 2021

Input Costs Excluding Labour

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 50%
44%
6%

Balance +44%

(+9 on previous reading)

 

Industry Pulse

April 2021

Selling Prices

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 37%
60%
2%

Balance +35%

(+1 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

April 2021

Export Orders

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 41%
50%
10%

Balance +31%

 

Industry Pulse

April 2021

Pay Intentions

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 4% 7%
2% to 4% 20%
< 2% 8%
Stay more or less the same
63%
Decrease
< 2% 0%
2% to 4% 1%
> 4% 2%

Industry Pulse

April 2021

Business Ambitions

Next 1 to 3 years

71% growth trajectory
29% less ambitious

27%Confident, actively pursuing opportunities

23% Prefer to stay same size

44%Plan to grow but remain cautious

5%Intend to scale down