Quarterly outlook survey in the building trades

Dernière mise à jour le : 26/05/2016

Présentation de l'opération

Organisme producteur :

Insee. Direction des Etudes et Synthèses Economiques (DESE)

Type d'opération :


Objectifs :

The objective of the quarterly outlook survey in the building trades is to provide early information about tendencies in the building trades for the purposes of outlook diagnosis and short-term forecasting of the activity of craftspeople in the building sector.

Thèmes abordés :

The quarterly outlook survey in the building trades aims to transcribe the opinion of craftspeople in the sector on their recent activity and activity prospects.

This opinion is tracked by monitoring activity and related variables such as changes in workforce.

The entrepreneurs also provide their opinion on their investments and their cash flow.

Champ de l'opération

Champ géographique :

Metropolitan France

Champ(s) statistique(s) couvert(s) :

The quarterly outlook survey in the building trades is conducted among craftspeople working in the construction of individual homes and various buildings, general masonry work, wood framing and roofing, and installation and finishing.

More precisely, the survey covers the sectors defined by the following NAF Rev.2 codes: 41.2, 43.2, 43.3, 43.9.

Caractéristiques techniques

Unité statistique enquêtée :


Périodicité de l'opération :


Période et mode de collecte :

The survey is conducted each quarter (in January, April, July and October, i.e. the month following the end of each quarter).

Data collection is by post and online over a period stretching from the end of the month prior to the month of the survey to the end of the month of the survey.

Historique :

The survey was conducted for the first time in 1990.

Plan de sondage :

Survey of a sample of 1,500 enterprises with 10 employees or less.

Autres spécifications :

The wording of the questions is designed in such a way as to facilitate quick answers (most of the questions are qualitative with three possible answers in the form "up, down, same", or "higher than normal, normal, lower than normal").