The economic climate is improving in public works in October 2009Quaterly survey of public works - October 2009

According to the contractors interviewed in October 2009, the economic climate is improving in public works.

According to the contractors interviewed in October 2009, the economic climate is improving in public works.

Tableau 1 – Public works economic outlook

Balances of opinion, in %, SA
Public works economic outlook
Mean* Jan. 09 Apr. 09 Jul. 09 Oct. 09
Past activity -6 -51 -51 -53 -32
- of which public-sector project -11 -53 -51 -50 -26
- of which private-sector project -11 -49 -56 -66 -47
Expected activity -15 -50 -54 -35 -14
- of which public-sector project -16 -48 -49 -26 -14
- of which private-sector project -17 -56 -69 -55 -23
Opinion on order books -28 -61 -58 -57 -48
Obstacles to production increase because of workforce shortage (in %) 25 10 6 4 5
Expected workforce -17 -22 -26 -25 -13
  • * Mean since january 1981
  • Sources : FNTP et Insee

Activity – Activity tendency in public works