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Services Pulse

Services Pulse

August 2020

Key Points

  • Services Pulse down in August
  • 26% of firms reporting an increase in non-labour input costs over the past 3 months
  • 81% to keep selling prices unchanged in the near term

Services Pulse

August 2020

Services Pulse

August 2020

55.9

-2.7 on previous index reading

Services Pulse

August 2020

Demand / Turnover

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 26%
27%
46%

Balance -20%

(+24 on previous reading)

Services Pulse

August 2020

Demand / Turnover

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 32%
39%
29%

Balance +3%

(-22 on previous reading)

Services Pulse

August 2020

Jobs

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 8%
64%
28%

Balance -20%

(+9 on previous reading)

Services Pulse

August 2020

Jobs

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 15%
72%
13%

Balance +2%

(-9 on previous reading)

Services Pulse

August 2020

Input Costs Excluding Labour

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 26%
56%
18%

Balance +9%

(+5 on previous reading)

Services Pulse

August 2020

Selling Prices

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 10%
81%
9%

Balance 0%

(-4 on previous reading)