In Q2 2012, global and export demand adressed to business leaders sharply decreased: the corresponding balances are very below their long-term average. For Q3 2012, the global and export demand outlook are negatively oriented: : the corresponding balances are below their long-term average.
Production capacity was used nearly in Q2 2012 as the same rate in Q1 2012: the proportion of businesses encountering production bottlenecks decreases slightly but remains above its long-term average.
According to the business leaders, the industrial manpower slowed down in Q2 2012 : the corresponding balance weakened but remains above its long-term average. The industrial manpower could slow down anew in Q3 2012.
Recent changes in demand
Workforce in manufacturing industry
|Balance of opinion, s.a, in %|
|* : Long period average.|
|Source : Quarterly business survey - INSEE|
|Manufacturing industry||MOY*||Oct. 11||Jan. 12||April 12||Jul. 12|
|Share of firms producing at full capacity (in%)||22||30||27||28||27|
|Opinion on production capacity||14||11||19||22||24|
|Productive capacity utilization rate (in %)||85||83||81||81||80|
|Difficulties of supply and demand|
|Difficulties of supply and demand||7||11||9||9||9|
|Difficulties of supply||20||28||15||14||12|
|Difficulties of demand||43||32||40||47||45|
n° 188 - July 25, 2012
Quarterly business survey (goods-producing industries) - July 2012
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