Quarterly business outlook survey on public works

Dernière mise à jour le : 27/05/2016

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 public works is to provide early information on trends in the economic climate in public works, in order to assess and forecast in the short term the activity of entrepreneurs in the sector, both at national and European levels.

Thèmes abordés :

The quarterly business outlook survey on public works records the opinions of entrepreneurs in the sector about their recent activities and activity planned for the future. These opinions are obtained mainly by tracking: past and future activity, order books and prices; payment deadlines; production capacity; factors which limit activity; workforce.

Champ de l'opération

Champ géographique :

Metropolitan France

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

The survey covers activities defined by the following NAF rev.2 codes: 42.1, 42.2, 42.9, 4312A, 4312B, 4313Z, 4321B, 4399D et 4399E.

Caractéristiques techniques

Unité statistique enquêtée :


Périodicité de l'opération :


Période et mode de collecte :

The quarterly business outlook survey on public works is conducted in the first month of the survey reference quarter (i.e. January, April, July, October). Data collection is by post.

Historique :

The survey was conducted for the first time in 1974.

Plan de sondage :

For the survey 2,000 public works companies were canvassed.

Autres spécifications :

The quarterly business outlook survey on public works 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.

Questions are formulated so that they can be answered quickly (most of the questions are qualitative with three response options expressed in the form "higher, same, lower", or "strong, normal, weak").

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