In July 2010, the economic climate in services remains hesitantMonthly survey of services - July 2010

According to the business leaders surveyed in July, the economic situation in services remains stable. The synthetic indicator is 98 like in June.

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Paru le : 22/07/2010
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

According to the business leaders surveyed in July, the economic situation in services remains stable. The synthetic indicator is 98 like in June.

The general outlook remains mediocre. It has not changed since April.

The business leaders surveyed consider that their activity was more sustained during the last few months, and that their operating balance result accelerated. However, they are less confident about the following months. According to them, demand should remain moderate in the next few months, and activity and operating balance result should slow down.

Graph1 – Business climate synthetic indicator

Graph2 – Activity

Table_quarter – Economic outlook in the services sector

Balances of opinion, in %, seasonally adjusted
Economic outlook in the services sector
Average* April 10 May 10 June 10 July 10
Business climate synthetic indicator 100 99 99 98 98
General outlook –5 –8 –8 –8 –8
Past activity 4 –2 1 2 8
Expected activity 4 2 2 –1 –4
Expected demand 1 3 3 –1 –2
Business situation 0 –3 –1 1 0
Past selling prices –2 –14 –12 –8 –6
Expected selling prices –1 –7 –5 –5 –9
Past employment 3 –1 –1 5 4
except temporary work agencies 1 –3 –4 0 –1
Expected employment 3 –5 1 0 2
except temporary work agencies 0 –4 –4 –3 –4
Investments
Past investments 2 –2 0 –1 3
Expected investments 1 1 4 5 –2
Operating balance result
Past result –1 1 5
Expected result 0 1 –6
Cash position –10 –14 –10
Difficulties of supply and demand
difficulties of supply and demand 9 11 11
difficulties of supply only 23 20 22
difficulties of demand only 29 38 35
Difficulties in recruitment 32 19 19
  • * Average of the balances of opinion since 1988
  • Source: Insee