According to the business leaders surveyed in October 2012, the economic situation in services remains sluggish. The business climate synthetic indicator dropped by one point in October, and is 86, still below its long-term average (100). The turning point indicator stays in the neutral zone.
Business leaders consider that their activity remains degraded. They are pessimistic in their expectations of activity and demand for the coming months.
They consider that their operating balance result remains damaged over the last few months and anticipate a slight decline in the coming months.
The general outlook stays well below its long-term average.
In services except temporary employment agencies, business leaders are more likely to report a decline in employement over the recent period. They remain pessimistic in their expectations for 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*||July 12||Aug. 12||Sept. 12||Oct. 12|
|Business climate synthetic indicator||100||87||85||87||86|
|Past selling prices||3||7||8||10||9|
|Expected selling prices||1||5||8||7||11|
|except temporary work agencies||1||6||4||7||9|
|except temporary work agencies||0||8||6||6||6|
|Operating balance result|
|Difficulties of supply and demand|
|difficulties of supply and demand||9||11||11|
|difficulties of supply only||23||21||18|
|difficulties of demand only||30||40||41|
|Difficulties in recruitment||30||19||20|
n° 260 - October 23, 2012
Monthly survey of services - October 2012
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