The net balance
for sales revenues for Q4 2015 stands at 49 per cent in comparison to 29 per cent for Q3 2015 and 62 per cent for Q4 2014.
CONSTRUCTION workloads in Wales are continuing to rise with a positive net balance
of 37% of chartered surveyors reporting higher activity, driven by office development and private house building.
Private industrial workloads rose to a net balance
of 54% (up from 39%) and infrastructure followed at 40%, while overall construction workloads in the region reached a 46% net balance
In London, 20% of respondents said PDR transactions had led to more than 10% of available commercial properties being earmarked for conversion into residential use and a net balance
of 51% of surveyors reported a rise in demand for office, industrial and retail space.
Stock coming onto the market also gained momentum in September (a net balance
of 35% up from 7% in August), which led to a number of surveyors reporting an increase of sales expectations over the next three months (a net balance
The survey of RICS members showed that a net balance
of 49% of respondents said this activity was having a "moderate" impact on commercial market activity, while almost one in five - a net balance
of 18% - said it was having a "substantial" impact.
A Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors poll showed a net balance
of 32 per cent of members reported a growth in new buyer inquiries last month.
A net balance
of 30% of surveyors reported a further drop in the availability of office space, while surveyors' expectations for rising rents hit the highest level since before the financial crisis.
There was a net balance
of 54% of surveyors across the North seeing rising demand, compared to a national average of 42%.
In the survey of over 400 manufacturers, 18% of respondents reported export orders above normal and 25% below normal, resulting in a net balance
of -7%, the highest since June 2012.
said Thursday its group net balance
for the April-December 2012 period swung back to the black as its restructuring program progressed and its cost-to-sales ratio improved with sales expanding.
However the downward revision was marginal, with 23% of companies reporting a reduction compared to 22% that reported a rise, the resultant net balance
* was just -1.