In November 2009, the economic climate in services tends to stabilizeMonthly survey of services - November 2009

The business leaders surveyed in November report that the economic situation in services is stabilizing after the recovery of the previous months. The synthetic indicator is almost at the same level as in October.

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Paru le : 24/11/2009
Prochaine parution le : 24/10/2017 at 08:45 - October 2017

The business leaders surveyed in November report that the economic situation in services is stabilizing after the recovery of the previous months. The synthetic indicator is almost at the same level as in October.

The general outlook in services becomes slightly more favourable: the corresponding balance of opinion went up by two points since October.

The business leaders surveyed have the same opinions on their past activity and on their activity in the months to come as they did in October. Their views on their activity of the last few months are still pessimistic, but they expect the situation to improve in the following months.

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* July Sept. Oct. Nov.
09 09 09 09
Business climate synthetic indicator 100 70 79 85 86
General outlook –4 –26 –18 –14 –12
Past activity 5 –13 –5 –13 –13
Expected activity 5 –18 –11 –4 –4
Past employment 3 –15 –16 –3 –10
except temporary work agencies 2 –14 –9 –7 –11
Expected employment 3 –13 –15 –6 –6
except temporary work agencies 1 –15 –10 –10 –8
Past selling prices –1 –15 –17 –19 –16
Expected selling prices 0 –19 –13 –10 –9
  • * Average of the balances of opinion since 1988
  • Source: Insee