The economic situation in services improves graduallyMonthly survey of services - September 2009

According to the business leaders surveyed in September, the economic situation in services continues to improve progressively: the synthetic indicator went up by eight points since the July survey.

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Paru le : 23/09/2009
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According to the business leaders surveyed in September, the economic situation in services continues to improve progressively: the synthetic indicator went up by eight points since the July survey.

Business leaders consider that the activity recovered in the past few months. Their expectations remain rather pessimistic, so the activity should increase less markedly in the next few months.

The general outlook in services becomes less and less deteriorated.

Graph1 – Business climate synthetic indicator

Graph2 – Activity

Tableau 1 – Economic outlook in the services sector

Balances of opinion, in %, seasonally adjusted
Economic outlook in the services sector
Average* MAY JUN JUL SEPT
Business climate synthetic indicator 100 64 68 70 78
General outlook -4 -32 -28 -26 -18
Past activity 6 -23 -25 -13 -5
Expected activity 5 -23 -16 -18 -11
Past employment 4 -23 -18 -15 -16
except temporary work agencies 2 -15 -13 -14 -9
Expected employment 3 -27 -20 -13 -15
except temporary work agencies 1 -18 -18 -15 -11
Past selling prices -1 -17 -16 -15 -16
Expected selling prices 0 -16 -15 -19 -13
  • * Average of the balances of opinion since 1988
  • Source: INSEE