Surveyed in July 2011, business managers state that investment in the manufacturing industry increased by 1% in 2010 compared to 2009. For 2011, business managers still anticipate an important increase in investment.
Annual nominal change in investment in the manufacturing industry
In July, business leaders in the manufacturing industry forecast an increase by 14% in their investment for 2011 compared to 2010. They revised by 1 point downwards their previous forecast given in last April.
The revision downwards is due to the sector of “other manufacturing” (–3 points), especially manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products or manufacture of wood, paper products and printing, and also to the sector of electrical, electronic equipment and machine equipment (–2 points).
On the contrary, in the sector of manufacture of transport equipment, business leaders revised by 1 point upwards their investments’ forecast, with notably an increase by 2 points of investments’ forecast in the sector of motor vehicles.
|How to read this table: In manufacturing industry, firms surveyed in July observed a nominal investment increase by 1% in 2010 comparing to 2009 and forecast an increase by 14% in 2011 comparing to 2010.|
|* The codes correspond to the level of aggregation (A17) and [A38] of the "NA" aggregate classification based on NAF rev.2.|
|NA* : (A17) and [A38]||2010||2011|
|observed Apr11||observed Jul11||forecast Apr11||forecast Jul11|
|C : MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY||0||1||15||14|
|(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages||–4||–2||11||11|
|(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment||7||8||12||10|
|(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment||–7||–6||6||7|
|[CL1]: Motor vehicles||–4||–3||–1||1|
|(C5): Other manufacturing||2||4||19||16|
Business leaders in manufacturing industry are stating that investment increase in H1 2011 comparatively to H2 2010, as they forecast in last January. For H2 2011, they anticipate that investment would also be more important than in H1 2011.
Opinion of business leaders in the manufacturing industry regarding six-month change in investment (second estimation*)
n° 208 - August 26, 2011
Industrial investment survey - July 2011
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