Quarterly business survey (goods-producing industries) – April 2009Quarterly business survey (goods-producing industries) - April 2009

According to the business leaders questioned to the quarterly survey of April 2009, global and export demands fell again in manufacturing industry in Q1 2009.

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No 119
Paru le : 28/04/2009
Prochaine parution le : 24/10/2017 at 08:45 - October 2017
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  1. Commentaire
  2. Tableau

Commentaire

According to the business leaders questioned to the quarterly survey of April 2009, global and export demands fell again in manufacturing industry in Q1 2009.

Looking at business leader’s expectations, demand would continue to deteriorate in Q2 2009, but in a less pronounced way.

Production capacity was anew less intensely used in Q1 2009: the proportion of businesses encountering production bottlenecks fell by 7 points.

According to the business leaders, the fall of industrial manpower increased in Q1 2009 anew. Looking at business leader’s expectations, the decline is expected to continue over the next three months.

Tableau

Tableau 1 – Manufacturing industry

Manufacturing industry
apr-08 jul-08 oct-08 jan-09 apr-09 long-period average (since 1976)
Qualitative indicators (balances of seasonally adjusted, %)
Recent changes in demand:
total 12 -7 -23 -52 -60 (0)
export 11 2 -13 -54 -60 (2)
Expected change in demand:
total 6 -9 -30 -44 -41 (0)
export 13 -4 -24 -45 -38 (4)
Change in workforce
recent trend 1 -5 -13 -30 -41 (-14)
expected trend -2 -11 -20 -41 -41 (-16)
Quantitative indicators
% of firms producing at full capacity 27 24 22 21 14 (21)
Productive capacity utilization rate 85.3 84.3 82.2 75 70.6 (83.8)
% of firms reporting cash-flow problems 13 14 15 20 24 (24)
  • Source : INSEE