Download Industry

Industry Pulse

Industry Pulse

July 2020

Key Points

  • Industry Pulse up in July
  • Improvement in recent trading conditions
  • Near-term expectations for business activity pared back a little

Industry Pulse

July 2020

Industry Pulse

July 2020

68.0

+1.7 on previous index reading

Industry Pulse

July 2020

Production

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 17%
15%
68%

Balance -51%

(+16 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

July 2020

Production

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 44%
35%
20%

Balance +24%

(-3 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

July 2020

Jobs

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 7%
61%
32%

Balance -25%

(0 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

July 2020

Jobs

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 16%
71%
13%

Balance +2%

(+1 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

July 2020

Input Costs Excluding Labour

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 22%
60%
19%

Balance +3%

(+6 on previous reading)

 

Industry Pulse

July 2020

Selling Prices

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 12%
81%
7%

Balance +5%

(+4 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

July 2020

Export Orders

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 26%
48%
26%

Balance 0%

 

Industry Pulse

July 2020

Pay Intentions

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 4% 4%
2% to 4% 16%
< 2% 3%
Stay more or less the same
70%
Decrease
< 2% 1%
2% to 4% 1%
> 4% 5%

Industry Pulse

July 2020

Business Ambitions

Next 1 to 3 years

60% growth trajectory
40% less ambitious

13%Confident, actively pursuing opportunities

34% Prefer to stay same size

47%Plan to grow but remain cautious

6%Intend to scale down