In June 2012, the economic climate remains deteriorated in servicesMonthly survey of services - June 2012

According to the business leaders surveyed in June 2012, the economic situation in services remains dete-riorated. The business climate synthetic indicator drops by one point compared with May and is 88. He remains below its long-term average. The turning point indicator falls and now indicates an unfavourable economic situation.

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No 153
Paru le : 19/06/2012
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

Warning : seasonal coefficients were updated for this survey.

According to the business leaders surveyed in June 2012, the economic situation in services remains deteriorated. The business climate synthetic indicator drops by one point compared with May and is 88. He remains below its long-term average. The turning point indicator falls and now indicates an unfavourable economic situation.

The business leaders consider that their activity decreased during the last few months, and revise downward their expectations of activity for the months to come. The general outlook is unchanged from May but remains below its long-term average.

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).

Graph2 – Activity

Table_quarter – Economic outlook in the services sector

Balances of opinion, in %, seasonally adjusted
Economic outlook in the services sector
Average* Mar. 12 Apr. 12 May 12 June 12
Business climate synthetic indicator 100 90 92 89 88
General outlook –5 –16 –13 –18 –18
Past activity 4 2 –1 –4 –5
Expected activity 4 –6 –5 –8 –12
Expected demand 1 –11 –6 –9 –9
Business situation 0 –5 –8 –13 –16
Past selling prices –2 –2 –4 –4 –5
Expected selling prices –1 –1 –4 –6 –7
Past employment 4 1 –3 –2 –15
except temporary work agencies 1 0 –4 0 –7
Expected employment 3 –3 –2 –12 –10
except temporary work agencies 0 –4 –4 –7 –7
Investments
Past investments 2 1 3 0 2
Expected investments 2 1 –1 –3 –4
  • * Average of the balances of opinion since 1988
  • Source: Insee