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Industry Pulse

Industry Pulse

July 2021

Key Points

  • Industry Pulse up in July
  • One in two firms expects to increase basic pay over the next 12 months
  • 67% have ambitions to grow their business in the next 1 to 3 years

Industry Pulse

July 2021

Industry Pulse

July 2021

102.3

+2.4 on previous index reading

Industry Pulse

July 2021

Production

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 47%
38%
15%

Balance +32%

(+12 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

July 2021

Production

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 44%
48%
8%

Balance +36%

(-12 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

July 2021

Jobs

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 23%
71%
7%

Balance +16%

(-1 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

July 2021

Jobs

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 27%
71%
3%

Balance +24%

(+3 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

July 2021

Input Costs Excluding Labour

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 70%
27%
3%

Balance +66%

(0 on previous reading)

 

Industry Pulse

July 2021

Selling Prices

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 55%
44%
0%

Balance +55%

(+3 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

July 2021

Export Orders

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 30%
58%
12%

Balance +18%

 

Industry Pulse

July 2021

Pay Intentions

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 4% 17%
2% to 4% 28%
< 2% 6%
Stay more or less the same
49%
Decrease
< 2% 0%
2% to 4% 0%
> 4% 1%

Industry Pulse

July 2021

Business Ambitions

Next 1 to 3 years

67% growth trajectory
33% less ambitious

19%Confident, actively pursuing opportunities

26% Prefer to stay same size

49%Plan to grow but remain cautious

7%Intend to scale down