Quarterly business outlook survey on investment in industry

Dernière mise à jour le : 17/05/2017

Présentation de l'opération

Organisme producteur :

Insee. Direction des Etudes et Synthèses Economiques (DESE)

Type d'opération :


Objectifs :

The aim of the quarterly business outlook survey on investment in industry is to provide early information on trends in the economic climate in investment in French industry, in order to assess the current situation and forecast activity in the short term both at national and European levels.

Thèmes abordés :

The quarterly business outlook survey on investment in industry records the opinion of industrialists on trends in the economic climate in investment, in the destination of investment (replacement, modernisation, capacity extension, etc.), trends in production capacity and displacement of facilities, investments abroad, and factors influencing their decision to invest.

As well as qualitative questions, the survey is unusual in that it also includes quantitative questions. Annual amounts of investment by the company over two years and the current year are collected and also investment distribution according to destination.

Champ de l'opération

Champ géographique :

Metropolitan France

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

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

Caractéristiques techniques

Unité statistique enquêtée :


Périodicité de l'opération :


Période et mode de collecte :

The survey is conducted every quarter. This is done in January, April, July and October, i.e. the month after the end of each quarter.

Data collection is by post and via the internet from the end of the month preceding the survey month to the end of the survey month.

Historique :

The survey was conducted for the first time in 1963.

Plan de sondage :

The survey covers 4,000 industrial companies with 20 employees or more.

All companies with at least 500 employees or 150 million euros in turnover are questioned.

Autres spécifications :

The quarterly survey on investment in industry is part of the European system to harmonise European Commission business outlook surveys, and to which the 27 Member States of the European Union contribute.

Thus questionnaires, classifications and data processing methods have been harmonised to a large extent in the national institutes of the countries that have adopted this system.

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