Select Committee on European Union Eighteenth Report


APPENDIX 3 (continued)

Table 11.6 Order book position (percentage balance)

  
1997
  
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Belgium
-23
-22
-22
-21
-13
-11
-8
-9
-9
-1
-2
-4
Germany
-38
-35
-33
-31
-28
-28
-26
-20
-20
-18
-18
-17
Spain
-19
-16
-20
-14
-6
-2
-3
0
5
7
5
7
France
-25
-23
-19
-27
-23
-19
-14
-8
-3
-4
3
7
Ireland
-9
0
-7
2
1
-1
2
-3
-3
-5
3
-1
Italy
-28
-15
-18
-19
-17
-16
-11
-3
-9
-3
0
-2
Luxembourg
-20
-16
-7
-10
-4
-5
-6
14
31
29
29
34
Netherlands
-5
-5
-5
-6
-3
-2
1
0
2
3
3
4
Austria
-38
-38
-29
-28
-24
-22
-23
-19
-20
-18
-11
-14
Portugal
-11
-15
-15
-6
-5
-6
-6
-7
-7
-5
-4
-2
Finland
-9
-6
2
2
7
8
9
12
15
20
21
26
EU-11
-28
-23
-23
-23
-19
-18
-14
-9
-9
-7
-4
-4
EU-15
-24
-21
-20
-20
-17
-15
-11
-8
-8
-4
-4
-2
UK
-5
-8
-4
-6
-9
-5
3
-8
-7
4
-4
3


  
1998
  
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Belgium
-4
-8
-11
-7
-6
-8
-7
-10
-16
-19
-23
-26
Germany
-15
-11
-12
-9
-9
-9
-9
-10
-12
-15
-19
-21
Spain
3
6
8
5
6
5
11
9
7
0
-4
-5
France
7
9
14
12
12
14
11
10
9
3
1
1
Ireland
2
12
6
2
2
5
-2
-1
5
-3
-13
-6
Italy
-3
0
2
-3
-2
-7
-7
-8
-12
-16
-17
-18
Luxembourg
23
20
29
27
19
15
14
5
-13
-18
-22
-22
Netherlands
4
3
3
2
2
0
-1
-1
-1
-3
-5
-6
Austria
-15
-17
-14
-12
-17
-17
-14
-21
-23
-26
-31
-30
Portugal
4
6
8
3
4
-4
-4
-3
-6
-6
-4
-4
Finland
27
20
12
8
7
5
1
-12
-10
-18
-33
-34
EU-11
-4
-2
-1
-1
-1
-2
-2
-4
-6
-10
-14
-15
EU-15
-3
-1
-1
-2
-3
-5
-5
-8
-10
-15
-19
-19
UK
-3
2
-2
-4
-15
-20
-23
-30
-34
-42
-46
-39


  
1999
  
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Belgium
-25
-23
-26
-18
-19
-16
-18
-19
-12
-11
-10
-2
Germany
-23
-26
-27
-28
-27
-30
-29
-29
-27
-24
-25
-21
Spain
-2
-7
-9
-6
-6
-5
-4
-11
-7
-7
-3
4
France
-2
-6
-11
-14
-20
-20
-9
-6
-2
2
6
11
Ireland
-16
3
-2
-16
-2
-7
5
-4
13
11
17
24
Italy
-20
-25
-30
-21
-25
-24
-20
-15
-16
-7
-5
-5
Luxembourg
-30
-41
-39
-42
-27
-23
-28
-15
-12
11
8
21
Netherlands
-5
-4
-8
-6
-5
-7
-7
-7
-4
0
-1
0
Austria
-29
-34
-38
-35
-35
-25
-29
-29
-24
-25
-18
-21
Portugal
-11
-13
-18
-14
-17
-15
-15
-13
-11
-9
-10
-6
Finland
-36
-35
-36
-22
-26
-23
-20
-16
-11
-6
2
6
EU-11
-16
-20
-23
-20
-22
-22
-18
-17
-15
-11
-9
-6
EU-15
-21
-23
-26
-23
-22
-23
-19
-19
-16
-13
-10
-8
UK
-43
-39
-42
-35
-25
-29
-24
-26
-18
-19
-18
-17


  
2000
  
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Belgium
-5
-2
3
7
4
11
3
Germany
-18
-17
-13
-11
-12
-6
-7
Spain
3
5
6
10
5
4
8
France
9
11
14
17
24
27
21
Ireland
12
13
10
16
14
8
4
Italy
3
5
5
10
9
16
11
Luxembourg
16
19
16
33
16
11
16
Netherlands
2
2
3
4
3
4
3
Austria
-18
-18
-15
-8
-11
-13
-9
Portugal
-8
-3
-5
-2
1
-2
-4
Finland
9
20
20
21
27
30
28
EU-11
-4
-2
1
3
4
8
5
EU-15
-5
-4
-3
0
2
4
2
UK
-15
-14
-20
-19
-10
-16
-14

Source: Eurostat, Consumer survey, from Datastream



 
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