Insee conjoncture
20 février 2013
N° 2013-41

In february 2013, the business climate is deteriorating in servicesMonthly survey of services - Fébruary 2013

According to the business leaders surveyed in february 2013, the business climate in services was deteriorating. The synthetic indicator dropped by four points and is 86, well below its long-term average. Business leaders consider that activity remained deteriorated over the recent period. Their expectations of activity for the coming months are pessimistic. The general outlook remained well below its long-term average. The turning point indicator tends to indicate a favorable economic situation’s dynamic, however it has to be confirmed in the next months.

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No 41
Paru le : 20/02/2013
Prochaine parution le : 26/03/2019 at 08:45 - March 2019

According to the business leaders surveyed in february 2013, the business climate in services was deteriorating. The synthetic indicator dropped by four points and is 86, well below its long-term average. Business leaders consider that activity remained deteriorated over the recent period. Their expectations of activity for the coming months are pessimistic. The general outlook remained well below its long-term average. The turning point indicator tends to indicate a favorable economic situation’s dynamic, however it has to be confirmed in the next months.

Graph1Business climate synthetic indicator

graph_retournTurning point indicator

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

Graph2Activity

Table_quarterEconomic outlook in the services sector

Balances of opinion, in %, seasonally adjusted
Economic outlook in the services sector (Balances of opinion, in %, seasonally adjusted) -
Average* Nov. 12 Dec. 12 Jan. 13 Feb. 13
Business climate synthetic indicator 100 86 87 90 86
General outlook –6 –22 –21 –22 –24
Past activity 3 –9 –8 –13 –14
Expected activity 3 –12 –12 –6 –9
Expected demand 0 –13 –12 –11 –13
Business situation –1 –15 –15 –15 –15
Past selling prices –3 –10 –9 –12 –14
Expected selling prices –1 –9 –9 –11 –10
Past employment 3 –8 –7 –6 –13
except temporary work agencies 1 –6 –5 0 –4
Expected employment 2 –7 –9 –9 –11
except temporary work agencies 0 –8 –9 –7 –10
Investments
Past investments 2 –6 1 1 –4
Expected investments 1 0 1 –5 –6
  • * Average of the balances of opinion since 1988
  • Source: Insee


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