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Industry Pulse

Industry Pulse

January 2019

Key Points

  • Industry Pulse down in January
  • One in two firms expect to increase basic pay over the coming year
  • 72% have ambitions to grow their business in the next 1 to 3 years

Industry Pulse

January 2019

Industry Pulse

January 2019

88.9

-2.8 on previous index reading

Industry Pulse

January 2019

Production

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 41%
50%
9%

Balance +31%

(-1 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

January 2019

Production

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 45%
49%
6%

Balance +39%

(+13 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

January 2019

Jobs

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 16%
79%
5%

Balance +10%

(-1 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

January 2019

Jobs

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 18%
78%
4%

Balance +14%

(+4 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

January 2019

Input Costs Excluding Labour

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 46%
51%
3%

Balance +43%

(-7 on previous reading)

 

Industry Pulse

January 2019

Selling Prices

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 27%
70%
3%

Balance +25%

(-7 on previous reading)

Industry Pulse

January 2019

Export Orders

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 33%
58%
9%

Balance +24%

 

Industry Pulse

January 2019

Pay Intentions

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 4% 10%
2% to 4% 37%
< 2% 4%
Stay more or less the same
48%
Decrease
< 2% 0%
2% to 4% 0%
> 4% 0%

Industry Pulse

January 2019

Business Ambitions

Next 1 to 3 years

72% growth trajectory
28% less ambitious

17%Confident, actively pursuing opportunities

25% Prefer to stay same size

55%Plan to grow but remain cautious

3%Intend to scale down