In the first quarter 2013, activity would decrease, apparently because of bad weather conditions. The corresponding balance of opinion pass sharply below its long-term average. On the other hand, expected activity improves compared to the previous quarter, and the corresponding balance of opinion pass slightly over its long-term average.
Business leaders are less numerous than in January to consider their order books higher than normal for this period of the year.
Obstacles to production remain at a very low level: only 8 % of the businesses indicate to be constrained because of workforce shortage.
In April, as many business leaders as in January anticipate a workforce size drop in the next months. The corresponding balance of opinion is almost equal to its long-term average.
Activity tendency in public works
|Balances of opinion, in %, SA|
|* Mean since January 1981|
|Sources: FNTP and INSEE|
|Mean*||July 12||Oct. 12||Jan. 13||April 13|
|- of which public-sector project||11||35||10||14||41|
|- of which private-sector project||11||25||11||9||35|
|- of which public-sector project||16||14||36||20||16|
|- of which private-sector project||17||11||30||20||16|
|Opinion on order books||25||10||18||14||24|
|Obstacles to production increase because of workforce shortage (in %)||15||6||5||7||8|
n° 99 - April 25, 2013
Quaterly survey of public works - April 2013
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