Business leaders count on the stability of production

The latest economic report from the High Commission for Planning (HCP) relating to the manufacturing, extractive, energy and environmental industries, as well as construction, falls within the scope of the stables for both activity and employment for the first quarter of 2022.

In the 1st quarter of 2022, companies in the manufacturing industry expect stability in their production. These expectations would be attributable, on the one hand, to an increase in the activity of “Metallurgy” and “Manufacture of electrical equipment” and, on the other hand, to a decrease in that of the “Chemical industry »» and «Automotive Industry». With regard to employment expectations, manufacturers gave overall stability in the number of employees employed.

In the first quarter of 2022, more than half (53%) of companies in the manufacturing industry encountered difficulties in the supply of raw materials, mainly those of foreign origin.

Stocks of raw materials during this quarter are at a normal level and cash is considered “difficult” according to 27% of bosses. By branch, this proportion reaches 40% in “Textiles and leather”.

With regard to the extractive industry, companies in this sector have recorded a drop in production. This development is mainly attributable to a decrease in the production of phosphates. At the level of the workforce employed, the bosses of this sector have granted a reduction.

The energy production expected for the 1st quarter of 2022 would experience a decrease attributable to a drop in “Production and distribution of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning”. As for employment, it would experience a decrease.

For the same quarter, companies in the environmental industry anticipate stable production, particularly in the “Water collection, treatment and distribution” activities, and stable numbers of employees.

Construction sector: increase in activity expected in the “building construction” branch

The expectations put forward by business leaders in the Construction sector, for the 1st quarter of 2022, make the stability of activity disappear, overall. This development would result, on the one hand, from the increase in activity expected in the branch of “building construction” and, on the other hand, from the decrease in activity expected at the level of the branch of “Civil engineering”. . This development in the construction sector would be accompanied by a stability in the workforce employed.

In the first quarter of 2022, 40% of Construction companies encountered difficulties in the supply of raw materials. Regarding cash flow, 46% of business leaders find it difficult. By branch, this proportion reaches half of the companies in the “Specialized construction works” branch.




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