Surveyed in July 2012, business managers state that investment in the manufacturing industry increased by 12% in 2011 compared to 2010. For 2012, business managers still anticipate an increase in investment.
Annual nominal change in investment in the manufacturing industry
In July, business leaders in the manufacturing industry forecast an increase by 5% in their investment for 2012 compared to 2011. They revised by 1 point downwards their previous forecast given in last April. Investment would be dynamic in all sectors except sectors of “other manufacturing” (–1%) as manufacture of wood, paper products and printing, chemicals industry and pharmaceutical industry.
In particular, business leaders of sector of the manufacture of transport equipment confirm to anticipate a strong increase in their investment (+18%), with a sharp rebound in the sector of motor vehicles (+27% after –4% in 2011).
|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]||2011||2012|
|observed Apr12||observed Jul12||Forecast Apr12||forecast Jul12|
|C : MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY||11||12||6||5|
|(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages||7||9||6||6|
|(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment||7||6||7||8|
|(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment||5||4||17||18|
|[CL1]: Motor vehicles||–3||–4||28||27|
|(C5): Other manufacturing||12||12||5||4|
Business leaders in manufacturing industry are stating that investment increase in H1 2012 comparatively to H2 2011, as they forecast in last January. For H2 2012, they anticipate that investment would be less important than in H1 2012.
Opinion of business leaders in the manufacturing industry regarding six-month change in investment (second estimation*)
n° 207 - August 28, 2012
Industrial investment survey - July 2012
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