The cash position in industry is considered easy in the second half of 2010Cash survey in industry - December 2010

According to business leaders, the cash position in the industry is considered easy in the second half of 2010: the corresponding balance of opinion increases by eight points and stood well above its long-term average. This improvement is mainly attributable to the automotive sector.

According to business leaders, the cash position in the industry is considered easy in the second half of 2010: the corresponding balance of opinion increases by eight points and stood well above its long-term average. This improvement is mainly attributable to the automotive sector.

In the second half of 2010, operating balance are considered satisfactory, as the first half. The opinion of business leaders on the sales volume remains significantly higher than its average. Sale prices are recovering well. However, the prices of supply penalize cash and financial costs are less favorable than the previous semester.

tableau – Opinion about cash position and operating balance

Balance of opinion, s.a, in %
Opinion about cash position and operating balance
Average* JUN09 DEC09 JUN10 DEC10
CURRENT POSITION
Cash –4 –23 –1 0 8
Operating balance 7 –29 –3 23 22
EXPECTED EVOLUTION
Cash 0 –24 –18 –7 –2
Operating balance 11 –25 –2 –4 19
  • * : The average of the balances opinion since June 1990.
  • Source : Cash survey in industry - INSEE

Graphang1 – Cash position in industry

Graphang2 – Operating balance