In December 2010, the economic climate in services improves slightlyMonthly survey of services - December

According to the business leaders surveyed in December, the economic situation in services improves slightly. The synthetic indicator is 103 and remains above its long-term average (100).

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Paru le : 17/12/2010
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

According to the business leaders surveyed in December, the economic situation in services improves slightly. The synthetic indicator is 103 and remains above its long-term average (100).

The business leaders consider that their activity accelerated during the last few months, and that it should continue to accelerate in the months to come. They expect demand to be sustained in the following months.

As for the general outlook, it remains almost unchanged.

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* Sept. 10 Oct. 10 Nov. 10 Dec. 10
Business climate synthetic indicator 100 99 101 102 103
General outlook –5 –5 0 1 0
Past activity 4 4 4 3 7
Expected activity 4 0 2 4 9
Expected demand 1 –2 4 5 12
Business situation 1 –2 1 0 5
Past selling prices –2 –8 –6 –3 –4
Expected selling prices –1 –5 –3 –1 0
Past employment 3 7 5 12 12
except temporary work agencies 1 –3 –2 2 0
Expected employment 3 6 7 12 14
except temporary work agencies 0 –3 0 2 3
Investments
Past investments 2 3 0 2 1
Expected investments 1 –3 5 2 3
  • * Average of the balances of opinion since 1988
  • Source: Insee