December 2009: confirmation of the stabilization of the economic climate in servicesMonthly survey of services - December 2009

According to the business leaders surveyed in December, the economic situation in services is stable. The synthetic indicator remains almost unchanged.

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Paru le : 18/12/2009
Prochaine parution le : 21/12/2017 at 08:45 - December 2017

According to the business leaders surveyed in December, the economic situation in services is stable. The synthetic indicator remains almost unchanged.

The general outlook in services is stable after the recovery of the last eight months.

The opinion of the business leaders surveyed on their activity is almost the same as in November. They are slightly less pessimistic about their activity of the last few months, and they continue to expect the situation to improve in the months to come.

Graph1 – Business climate synthetic indicator

Graph2 – Activity

Table1 – Economic outlook in the services sector

Balances of opinion, in %, seasonally adjusted
Economic outlook in the services sector
Average* Sept. 09 Oct. 09 Nov. 09 Dec. 09
Business climate synthetic indicator 100 79 85 86 87
General outlook –4 –18 –14 –11 –12
Past activity 5 –5 –13 –13 –11
Expected activity 5 –11 –4 –3 –2
Past employment 3 –16 –3 –10 –7
except temporary work agencies 2 –9 –7 –11 –8
Expected employment 3 –15 –6 –5 –8
except temporary work agencies 1 –10 –10 –7 –7
Past selling prices –1 –17 –19 –15 –12
Expected selling prices 0 –13 –10 –9 –8
  • * Average of the balances of opinion since 1988
  • Source: Insee