In April 2010, the economic climate in services improves stronglyMonthly survey of services - April 2010

According to the business leaders surveyed in April, the economic situation in services improves strongly. The synthetic indicator rises by six points and gets closer to its long-term average of 100.

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No 108
Paru le : 22/04/2010
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

Warning: Business surveys are now published according to the French economic activities and products classification, NAF rev. 2.

From now on, the results of the survey include the answers of business leaders in the sector of freight transport by road and freight services organization. These business leaders have been surveyed since February 2006.

According to the business leaders surveyed in April, the economic situation in services improves strongly. The synthetic indicator rises by six points and gets closer to its long-term average of 100.

The business leaders surveyed consider that the general outlook in services has improved markedly since March. They expect demand to surge in the months to come.

They 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 operating balance result rose markedly in the last few months, and it should continue to rise at the same pace.

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* Jan. 10 Feb. 10 Mar. 10 Apr. 10
Business climate synthetic indicator 100 92 93 92 98
General outlook –5 –13 –11 –14 –8
Past activity 4 –3 –2 –3 –3
Expected activity 4 –5 –4 –2 0
Expected demand 1 –6 –6 –5 2
Business situation 0 –5 –4 –4 –4
Past selling prices –2 –12 –12 –11 –14
Expected selling prices –1 –10 –10 –6 –7
Past employment 3 –9 –8 –5 –1
except temporary work agencies 1 –9 –10 –7 –4
Expected employment 3 –8 –6 –5 –7
except temporary work agencies 0 –7 –7 –5 –6
Investments
Past investments 2 –3 –2 –5 –4
Expected investments 1 –7 –6 –2 0
Operating balance result
Past result –1 –11 –2
Expected result 0 –6 0
Cash position –10 –18 –15
Difficulties of supply and demand
difficulties of supply and demand 9 11 10
difficulties of supply only 23 20 20
difficulties of demand only 29 38 39
Difficulties in recruitment 32 20 21
executives 24 14 14
other types of staff 13 6 7
  • * Average of the balances of opinion since 1988
  • Source: Insee