February 2010: stabilization of the economic climate in servicesMonthly survey of services - February 2010

According to the business leaders surveyed in February, the economic situation in services is almost unchanged. The synthetic indicator rises by one point.

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Paru le : 19/02/2010
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

According to the business leaders surveyed in February, the economic situation in services is almost unchanged. The synthetic indicator rises by one point.

The general outlook in services remains almost unchanged compared with January.

The business leaders surveyed reckon that their activity accelerated during the last few months. It might slow down in the months to come judging by their expectations.

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* Nov. 10 Dec. 10 Jan. 10 Feb. 10
Business climate synthetic indicator 100 86 86 88 89
General outlook –4 –11 –12 –11 –10
Past activity 5 –13 –11 –2 0
Expected activity 5 –3 –3 –5 –4
Past employment 3 –10 –7 –8 –8
except temporary work agencies 2 –11 –7 –8 –11
Expected employment 3 –5 –8 –6 –6
except temporary work agencies 1 –7 –7 –5 –8
Past selling prices –1 –15 –12 –11 –10
Expected selling prices 0 –9 –8 –6 –6
  • * Average of the balances of opinion since 1988
  • Source: Insee