The economic climate in services improves in January 2010Monthly survey of services - January 2010

According to the business leaders surveyed in January, the economic situation improves in the services sector. The synthetic indicator rises by two points to 88.

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Paru le : 22/01/2010
Prochaine parution le : 23/11/2017 at 08:45 - November 2017

According to the business leaders surveyed in January, the economic situation improves in the services sector. The synthetic indicator rises by two points to 88.

The general outlook in services is unchanged in January.

According to the business leaders surveyed, activity increased more slightly in the last few months. However, judging by their expectations, activity could slow down in the months to come. The business leaders also expect demand to decline in the upcoming months.

Graph1 – Business climate synthetic indicator

Graph2 – Activity

Table1 – Economic outlook in the services sector

Balances of opinion, in %, seasonally adjusted
Economic outlook in the services sector
Average* Oct. 09 Nov. 09 Dec. 09 Jan. 10
Business climate synthetic indicator 100 85 86 86 88
General outlook –4 –14 –11 –12 –12
Past activity 5 –13 –13 –11 –4
Expected activity 5 –4 –3 –3 –6
Past employment 3 –3 –10 –7 –8
except temporary work agencies 2 –7 –11 –7 –6
Expected employment 3 –6 –5 –8 –6
except temporary work agencies 1 –10 –7 –7 –7
Past selling prices –1 –19 –15 –12 –11
Expected selling prices 0 –10 –9 –8 –7
Past operating balance result 1 –14 –11
Expected operating balance result 1 –11 –2
Expected demand 2 –2 –9
  • * Average of the balances of opinion since 1988
  • Source: Insee