In Q2 2011, Demand adressed to business leaders has fallenQuarterly business survey (goods-producing industries) - July 2011

In Q2 2011, global and export demand adressed to business leaders have been less dynamic: the corresponding balances decrease, but remain above their long-term average. The global demand outlook remains stable, while export demand outlook declines slightly. They both remain however above their long-term average.

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No 187
Paru le : 25/07/2011
Prochaine parution le : 24/01/2018 at 08:45 - January 2018

Manufacturing industry

In Q2 2011, global and export demand adressed to business leaders have been less dynamic: the corresponding balances decrease, but remain above their long-term average. The global demand outlook remains stable, while export demand outlook declines slightly. They both remain however above their long-term average.

Production capacity was used in Q2 2011 as the same rate in Q1 2011: the proportion of businesses encountering production bottlenecks stabilizes above its long-term average.

According to the business leaders the industrial manpower has continued to increase in Q2 2011 : the corresponding balance go down on a rather high lever from now on. The industrial manpower could increase again in Q3 2011.

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. 10 Jan. 11 Apr. 11 Jul. 11
Total demand
Recent changes 1 15 23 28 16
Expected change 1 8 8 8 9
Export demand
Recent changes 3 22 20 44 14
Expected change 5 14 26 17 14
Production factors
Share of firms producing at full capacity (in%) 22 31 25 25 26
Opinion on production capacity 14 19 14 5 5
Productive capacity utilization rate (in %) 85 79 80 83 83
Difficulties of supply and demand
Difficulties of supply and demand 6 10 8 9 8
Difficulties of supply 20 17 22 21 29
Difficulties of demand 43 45 35 30 29
  • * : Long period average.
  • Source : Quarterly business survey - INSEE

Graph1ang – Recent changes in demand

Graph3ang – Workforce in manufacturing industry

Graph4ang – Competitive position