Cash position and operating balance in industry still deteriorated during the first half of 2009Cash survey in industry - June 2009

According to the business leaders, cash position in industry remains deteriorated during the first half of 2009, but is considered less difficult than the previous semester: the balance of opinion increases by 8 points but stills notably under its long term average. Operating balance was again noticeably reduced.

According to the business leaders, cash position in industry remains deteriorated during the first half of 2009, but is considered less difficult than the previous semester: the balance of opinion increases by 8 points but stills notably under its long term average. Operating balance was again noticeably reduced.

Tableau 1 – Opinion about cash position and operating balance

Balance of opinion, n,a, in %
Opinion about cash position and operating balance
Average* DEC07 JUN08 DEC08 JUN09
CURRENT POSITION
Cash -10 -4 -14 -32 -24
Operating balance -6 30 17 -8 -25
EXPECTED EVOLUTION
Cash -7 14 4 -44 -24
Operating balance -3 26 15 -44 -25
  • *: The average of the balances opinion since December 1975.
  • Source: Cash survey in industry - INSEE

Graphang1 – Cash position in industry

Graphang2 – Operating balance