Demand adressed to manufacturing industry increased in Q2 2010Quarterly business survey (goods-producing industries) - July 2010

Global and export demands adressed to business leaders increased noticeably in Q2 2010 and are rated very dynamic, upper there long-term average. However, the global and export demands outlook for Q3 2010 decreases.

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No 196
Paru le : 23/07/2010
Prochaine parution le : 24/01/2018 at 08:45 - January 2018

Manufacturing industry

Global and export demands adressed to business leaders increased noticeably in Q2 2010 and are rated very dynamic, upper there long-term average. However, the global and export demands outlook for Q3 2010 decreases.

Production capacity was used in Q2 2010 as much as in Q1: the proportion of businesses encountering production bottlenecks places near its long term level.

According to the business leaders, the fall of industrial manpower attenuated markedly in Q2 2010. Looking at business leader’s expectations, the decline in employment could attenuate again noticeably in Q3 2010.

tableau – Business leaders' opinion : Demand and production factors

Balance of opinion, s.a, in %
Business leaders' opinion : Demand and production factors
Manufacturing industry MOY* Oct. 09 Jan. 10 Apr. 10 Jul. 10
Total demand
Recent changes 0 –10 14 9 17
Expected change 1 –1 –0 4 2
Export demand
Recent changes 3 –8 13 4 14
Expected change 4 3 –12 –4 –2
Production factors
Share of firms producing at full capacity (in%) 22 12 23 22 22
Opinion on production capacity 14 41 26 16 17
Productive capacity utilization rate (in %) 86 75 74 78 78
Difficulties of supply and demand
Difficulties of supply and demand 6 9 9 8 9
Difficulties of supply 20 7 7 16 20
Difficulties of demand 43 68 64 52 52
  • * : Long period average.
  • Source : Quarterly business survey - INSEE

Graph1ang – Recent changes in demand

Graph3ang – Workforce in manufacturing industry

Graph4ang – Competitive position