Demand adressed to business leaders increases in Q2 2013Quarterly business survey (goods-producing industries) - July 2013

In Q2 2013, the global and export demand adressed to business leaders increased but remain still weak. For Q3 2013, the global and export demand outlook would be slightly more favorable but the corresponding balances are remain below their long-term average .

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Paru le : 23/07/2013
Prochaine parution le : 24/10/2017 at 08:45 - October 2017

Manufacturing industry

In Q2 2013, the global and export demand adressed to business leaders increased but remain still weak. For Q3 2013, the global and export demand outlook would be slightly more favorable but the corresponding balances are remain below their long-term average .

Production capacity was used so in Q2 2013 than in Q1 2013: the productive capacity utilisation rate remains markedly bellow its long-term average. Nevertheless the proportion of businesses encountering production bottlenecks decreased and reached its long-term average.

According to the business leaders, the decrease in industrial manpower stabilizes in Q2 2013 so in Q3 2013: the corresponding balances of opinion are near their average level.

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. 12 Jan. 13 April 13 July 13
Total demand
Recent changes 0 –14 –24 –23 –14
Expected change 1 –7 –9 –4 –5
Export demand
Recent changes 3 –8 –30 –14 –6
Expected change 4 –6 –14 2 –1
Production factors
Share of firms producing at full capacity (in%) 22 21 27 25 24
Opinion on production capacity 14 17 23 23 14
Productive capacity utilization rate (in %) 85 80 81 80 80
Difficulties of supply and demand
Difficulties of supply and demand 8 11 8 12 12
Difficulties of supply 21 14 19 18 14
Difficulties of demand 44 50 57 47 50
  • * : Long period average.
  • Source : Quarterly business survey - INSEE

Graph1ang – Recent changes in demand

Graph3ang – Workforce in manufacturing industry

Graph4ang – Competitive position