The cash position in industry is stabilizing in the first semester 2010Cash survey in industry - June 2010

According to the business leaders, the situation of treasury in industry is stabilizing in the first semester 2010: the corresponding balance of opinion folds marginally (-1 point); it remains slightly above its long-term average.

According to the business leaders, the situation of treasury in industry is stabilizing in the first semester 2010: the corresponding balance of opinion folds marginally (-1 point); it remains slightly above its long-term average.

In the first half 2010 operating results have improved significantly. The opinion of the business leaders on the volume of sales is recovering strongly. Similarly, the net financial costs do not influence the treasury any more. On the other hand, the prices of supply and salary expenses are less favourable to the cash than the previous semester.

tableau – Opinion about cash position and operating balance

Balance of opinion, s.a, in %
Opinion about cash position and operating balance
Average* DEC08 JUN09 DEC09 JUN10
CURRENT POSITION
Cash –4 –33 –23 –1 –2
Operating balance 7 –7 –29 –3 19
EXPECTED EVOLUTION
Cash 0 –44 –24 –18 –5
Operating balance 10 –44 –25 –2 –2
  • * : The average of the balances opinion since June 1990.
  • Source : Cash survey in industry - INSEE

Graphang1 – Cash position in industry

Graphang2 – Operating balance