Annual financial lease survey

Dernière mise à jour le : 07/03/2013

Présentation de l'opération

Organisme producteur :

Insee. Direction des Etudes et Synthèses Economiques (DESE)

Type d'opération :


Objectifs :

The annual financial lease survey measures the breakdown of financial lease contracts by institutional sector and sector of activity, knowledge of which is necessary for the economic analysis of company accounts.

To prepare the national accounts data, the breakdown by institutional sector, in particular by general government sub-sector, is performed on the basis of the annual financial lease survey.

Thèmes abordés :

In addition to the amount of financial lease contracts, questions concern the breakdown of contracts according to the sectors of activity of client enterprises, their location and the nature of the goods (movable or real-estate) acquired by this financing.

Champ de l'opération

Champ géographique :

Metropolitan France and overseas departments

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

Until the data for 2007, the survey essentially concerned NAF rev. 1 code: 65.2A.

As of the reference data for the year 2008, the survey essentially covers class 64.91 of NAF rev. 2.

Caractéristiques techniques

Unité statistique enquêtée :


Périodicité de l'opération :


Période et mode de collecte :

The survey is conducted by post and net.
The questionnaire is sent and is available on during the first half of the year.

Historique :

The survey was created in 1966 to gain an understanding of a type of financing that was new at the time. Financial leasing gained a legal status with Law n°66-455 of 2 July 1966 and Ruling n°67-837 of 28 September 1967.

The survey was overhauled in 1998. Restructuring of the questionnaire was carried out by the INSEE in consultation with the French Association of Financial Enterprises (ASF).

The new questionnaire was also tested on ten or so professionals.

Plan de sondage :

The survey is conducted exhaustively on all the enterprises that are or have been members of the French Association of Financial Enterprises (ASF): equipment financial leasing and leasing with purchase option, property financial leasing and energy financing enterprises (Sofergie).

Comparison with the file of the Banque de France improves the exhaustive coverage of the survey.

The questionnaire is therefore sent to all enterprises having financial leasing activities. There are about 130 of them.