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According to the business leaders surveyed in January 2012, the economic situation in services remains almost stable. The business climate synthetic indicator increases by one point, and is 92.
Though business leaders consider that their activity increased the last few months, their activity expectations for the months to come are pessimistic. They expect demand to be less favourable in the next few months.
They consider that their operating balance result increased in the last few months but anticipate a slowdown in the coming months.
The general outlook drops by two points compared with December.
The turning point indicator indicates an unfavourable economic situation.
In services except temporary employment agencies, business leaders consider that the number of job creations decreased in the last few months. They stay pessimistic in their expectations of recruitment.
Business climate synthetic indicator
Turning point indicator
Note: close to 1 (respectively -1), this indicator indicates a favourable short-term economic situation (respectively unfavourable).
|Balances of opinion, in %, seasonally adjusted|
|* Average of the balances of opinion since 1988|
|Average*||Oct. 11||Nov. 11||Dec. 11||Jan. 12|
|Business climate synthetic indicator||100||94||92||91||92|
|Past selling prices||–2||–3||–4||–4||–4|
|Expected selling prices||–1||–4||–4||–2||0|
|except temporary work agencies||1||1||–1||2||–1|
|except temporary work agencies||0||–3||–1||–4||–3|
|Operating balance result|
|Difficulties of supply and demand|
|difficulties of supply and demand||9||9||10|
|difficulties of supply only||23||24||23|
|difficulties of demand only||29||31||29|
|Difficulties in recruitment||31||22||22|
n° 24 - January 23, 2011
Monthly survey of services - January 2012
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