Positive bosses for the second quarter of 2014  

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Good prospects are emerging for the processing industry. According to the economic survey, 43% of business leaders expecting improved production in the second quarter of the year against 19% who are forecasting a decline. Improving concern mainly the activities of other food industry products and chemical products and specialty chemicals.

Positive bosses for the second quarter of 2014  

Positive bosses for the second quarter of 2014

Employment side, heads of industrial enterprises provide a stable workforce for the second quarter. The remedy provided intervenes after a decline in activity in the first quarter of the year (47%). Pattern, a stampede of activity which will mainly affect other prepared foodstuffs and beverages and tobacco. The situation was considered a normal level by more than half of business leaders and backlogs little trimmed by 45% of them.

The improvement expected in the second quarter should also make the construction sector with 41% of the operators surveyed say they expect an improvement in their activity. Their explanation: the improvement resulting from the combined effect of increased activity provided and the stability of the expected activity in the building.

The decline would have been recorded, especially at the level of construction activities of road pavements and sports flooring and construction of power lines and telecommunications.

In construction, it is mainly the construction activities shell and thermal equipment and air conditioning that would have raised installation. After a decline in energy and mining due to energy, a decline in production of electricity and for the mines, a decrease in the production of non-metallic minerals, the activity is expected to recover the second quarter.

This improvement would come to power, a combined increase in the production of refined oil and that of electricity and for mines, an increase of the production of non-metallic minerals.

This would have positive effects on employment mainly in energy, while mining companies rather anticipate a decline. Note that in the first quarter of the year, the situation in orders was considered normal by the majority of operators in the energy and mining. According to employers, the use of production capacity is established, in mines, 87% after 86% in the previous quarter and stabilized at 83% between the last two quarters in energy.

Mohamed Dekkak