May 2010: the economic climate in services remains stableMonthly survey of services - May 2010

According to the business leaders surveyed in May, the economic situation in services remains stable after the strong improvement recorded in April. The business climate synthetic indicator remains unchanged compared with April.

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Paru le : 26/05/2010
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

According to the business leaders surveyed in May, the economic situation in services remains stable after the strong improvement recorded in April. The business climate synthetic indicator remains unchanged compared with April.

The business leaders surveyed consider that their activity kept increasing at the same pace during the last few months, and that it should accelerate slightly in the next few months.

The general outlook in services is unchanged compared with April.

Graph1 – Business climate synthetic indicator

Graph2 – Activity

Tab_ens_trim – Economic outlook in the services sector

Balances of opinion, in %, seasonally adjusted
Economic outlook in the services sector
Average* Feb. 10 Mar. 10 Apr. 10 May. 10
Business climate synthetic indicator 100 93 92 98 98
General outlook –5 –11 –14 –8 –8
Past activity 4 –2 –3 –2 –1
Expected activity 4 –4 –2 2 1
Expected demand 1 –6 –5 3 3
Business situation 0 –4 –4 –3 –3
Past selling prices –2 –12 –11 –14 –11
Expected selling prices –1 –7 –5 –7 –6
Past employment 3 –8 –5 –1 –4
except temporary work agencies 1 –10 –7 –3 –5
Expected employment 3 –6 –5 –5 –1
except temporary work agencies 0 –7 –5 –4 –2
Investments
Past investments 2 –2 –5 –2 0
Expected investments 1 –6 –2 1 4
  • * Average of the balances of opinion since 1988
  • Source: Insee