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Industry Pulse

Industry Pulse

April 2022

Key Points

  • Industry Pulse broadly unchanged in April
  • Firms downgrade near-term expectations for business activity and hiring
  • 58% have ambitions to grow in the next 1 to 3 years

Industry Pulse

April 2022

Industry Pulse

April 2022

90.1

+0.5 on previous index reading

Industry Pulse

April 2022

Production

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 30%
49%
21%

Balance +9%

(-3 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

April 2022

Production

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 38%
49%
13%

Balance +25%

(-7 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

April 2022

Jobs

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 12%
79%
9%

Balance +3%

(-1 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

April 2022

Jobs

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 18%
78%
3%

Balance +15%

(-4 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

April 2022

Input Costs Excluding Labour

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 90%
9%
0%

Balance +90%

(+4 on previous reading)

 

Industry Pulse

April 2022

Selling Prices

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 81%
19%
0%

Balance +81%

(+6 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

April 2022

Export Orders

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 31%
59%
10%

Balance +21%

 

Industry Pulse

April 2022

Business Ambitions

Next 1 to 3 years

58% growth trajectory
42% less ambitious

15%Confident, actively pursuing opportunities

37% Prefer to stay same size

43%Plan to grow but remain cautious

6%Intend to scale down