Monthly business survey (goods-producing industries) – May 2009Monthly business survey (goods-producing industries) - May 2009

According to the business leaders questioned in May, the industrial economic situation remains deteriorated: the synthetic indicator increases by one point but stays on a very low level.

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No 140
Paru le : 27/05/2009
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017
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  1. Commentaire
  2. Tableau

Commentaire

According to the business leaders questioned in May, the industrial economic situation remains deteriorated: the synthetic indicator increases by one point but stays on a very low level.

Business leaders consider that the drop of their past activity reduced slightly. At the same time, Stocks of finished products decrease and are rated near to their long-term average. However, total and export order books decrease again and are still considered as very low.

The personal production outlook over the next three months, increases a little but stays very unfavourable. The general production outlook, which represents business leaders’ opinion on French industry as a whole, improves anew but remains negative.

Business leaders project to lower their selling prices in the next three months.

Tableau

Tableau 1 – Business tendency, balances of opinions, seasonally adjusted

%
Business tendency, balances of opinions, seasonally adjusted
jan-09 feb-09 mar-09 Apr-09 may-09 long-term average (since 1976)
Industrial economic climate - Synthetic indicator 74 69 68 71 72 (100)
Recent changes in output -40 -49 -50 -54 -50 (4)
Finished-goods inventory level 28 24 24 21 18 (15)
Demand and order levels
total -55 -67 -70 -69 -70 (-18)
export -53 -72 -73 -67 -71 (-13)
Personal production outlook -39 -46 -46 -34 -29 (4)
Personal price outlook -7 -14 -17 -10 -13 (14)
General outlook (industries other than agricultural and food)
on production -75 -76 -70 -57 -50 (-9)
on prices -32 -34 -13 -37 -31 (26)
  • Source : INSEE