In January 2013, the economic climate in services improves very slightlyMonthly survey of services - January 2013

According to the business leaders surveyed in January 2013, the economic situation in services remained deteriorated. The business climate synthetic indicator rose by two points in January, and is 89, still below its long-term average (100). The general outlook stayed also well below its long-term average.

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Paru le : 23/01/2013
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

According to the business leaders surveyed in January 2013, the economic situation in services remained deteriorated. The business climate synthetic indicator rose by two points in January, and is 89, still below its long-term average (100). The general outlook stayed also well below its long-term average.

If business leaders consider that their activity deteriorated in the last few months, they are less pessimistic in their expectations of activity for the coming months.

Business leaders consider that their operating balance result was less damaged over the last few months and less of them anticipate a decline in the coming months.

The turning point is in a favorable area.

Employment remains degraded

In services except temporary employment agencies, less business leaders than in december reported a decline in employement over the recent period. They remain pessimistic in their expectations for recruitment.

Graph1 – Business climate synthetic indicator

graph_retourn – Turning point indicator

  • Note: close to 1 (respectively -1), this indicator indicates a favourable short-term economic situation (respectively unfavourable).

Table_quarter – Economic outlook in the services sector

Balances of opinion, in %, seasonally adjusted
Economic outlook in the services sector
Average* Oct. 12 Nov. 12 Dec. 12 Jan. 13
Business climate synthetic indicator 100 87 86 87 89
General outlook –6 –24 –22 –21 –22
Past activity 3 –12 –9 –8 –15
Expected activity 3 –6 –12 –12 –6
Expected demand 1 –12 –13 –12 –11
Business situation –1 –16 –15 –15 –16
Past selling prices –3 –9 –10 –9 –12
Expected selling prices –1 –11 –9 –9 –10
Past employment 3 –13 –8 –7 –6
except temporary work agencies 1 –9 –6 –5 –2
Expected employment 2 –6 –7 –9 –10
except temporary work agencies 0 –6 –8 –9 –9
Investments
Past investments 2 –5 –6 1 1
Expected investments 1 –4 0 1 –5
Operating balance result
Past result –1 –16 –9
Expected result –1 –16 –9
Cash position –10 –13 –17
Difficulties of supply and demand
difficulties of supply and demand 10 11 12
difficulties of supply only 23 18 19
difficulties of demand only 30 41 36
Difficulties in recruitment 30 19 21
  • * Average of the balances of opinion since 1988
  • Source: Insee