In September 2010, the economic climate in services remains stableMonthly survey of services - September 2010

According to the business leaders surveyed in September, the economic situation in services remains stable. The synthetic indicator is 99, and it has not changed much since April.

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No 230
Paru le : 23/09/2010
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

According to the business leaders surveyed in September, the economic situation in services remains stable. The synthetic indicator is 99, and it has not changed much since April.

The general outlook improves a little. It had remained stable since April. The corresponding balance of opinion rises by three points and reaches its long-term average.

For all that, the business leaders surveyed consider that their activity slowed during the last few months, and that it should continue to slow in the following months. They remain a little less confident than average about their activity in the months to come, and they consider that demand should remain moderately dynamic.

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* May 10 June 10 July 10 Sept. 10
Business climate synthetic indicator 100 99 98 98 99
General outlook –5 –8 –8 –8 –5
Past activity 4 1 2 9 4
Expected activity 4 2 –1 –5 –1
Expected demand 1 3 –1 –3 –2
Business situation 0 –1 1 1 –3
Past selling prices –2 –12 –8 –6 –8
Expected selling prices –1 –5 –5 –10 –5
Past employment 3 –1 5 5 7
except temporary work agencies 1 –4 0 0 –2
Expected employment 3 1 0 –3 2
except temporary work agencies 0 –4 –3 –7 –1
Investments
Past investments 2 0 –1 4 4
Expected investments 1 4 5 –2 –3
  • * Average of the balances of opinion since 1988
  • Source: Insee