Monthly outlook survey in industry

Dernière mise à jour le : 25/04/2017

Présentation de l'opération

Organisme producteur :

Insee. Direction des Etudes et Synthèses Economiques (DESE)

Type d'opération :


Objectifs :

The objective of the monthly outlook survey in industry is to provide early information about tendencies in activity, demand and production capacity in industry for the purposes of outlook diagnosis and short-term forecasting of the industrial outlook, both nationally and at European level.

Thèmes abordés :

The monthly outlook survey in industry aims to transcribe the opinion of industrialists on their recent activity and business prospects.

This opinion is tracked by monitoring production itself and related variables such as order books, foreign demand and inventory.

The survey shows the activity trend in each of the industrial sectors covered, and also provides explanations of this trend, which is fundamental if we want to try to anticipate evolutions in the near future.

The survey also aims to transcribe the opinion of entrepreneurs on demand for their products and their production capacities.

This opinion is tracked by monitoring demand (past and forecasts, overall and foreign) and variables relating to production bottlenecks, changes in workforce, production capacities and prices.

Champ de l'opération

Champ géographique :

Metropolitan France .

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

The survey covers manufacturing industry and extraction industries; divisions 08 to 33 of NAF Rev. 2 (except 08.92Z, 09.10Z, 12, 19.10Z, 30.40Z).

Caractéristiques techniques

Unité statistique enquêtée :

Industrial enterprise

Périodicité de l'opération :


Période et mode de collecte :

Until 2007, the survey was carried out each month except in August. Since 2008 it has been carried out every month.

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 date of publication of the survey, i.e. 4 working days before the end of the current month.

The results of the survey are sent to the European Commission 4 working days before the end of the month.

Historique :

The survey was conducted for the first time in 1962.

Plan de sondage :

Survey of a sample of 4,000 industrial enterprises with 20 employees or more

All enterprises with at least 500 employees of turnover of €150 million are surveyed.

Autres spécifications :

The monthly outlook survey in industry is part of the harmonised European Union programme of business and consumer surveys to which the 27 Member States of the European Union contribute.

As such, the questionnaires, classifications and processing methods are largely harmonised in the national institutes of the countries belonging to the system.

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").