In May 2012, the economic climate is deteriorating in servicesMonthly survey of services - May 2012

According to the business leaders surveyed in May 2012, the economic situation in services is deteriorating. The business climate synthetic indicator decreases by two points and is 91. He remains below its long-term average. However, the turning point indicator continues to indicate a favourable economic situation.

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Paru le : 24/05/2012
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

According to the business leaders surveyed in May 2012, the economic situation in services is deteriorating. The business climate synthetic indicator decreases by two points and is 91. He remains below its long-term average. However, the turning point indicator continues to indicate a favourable economic situation.

The business leaders consider that their activity decreased during the last few months, and remain pessimistic in their expectations.

The general outlook drops by four points and 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* Feb. 12 Mar. 12 Apr. 12 May 12
Business climate synthetic indicator 100 91 93 93 91
General outlook –5 –18 –15 –12 –16
Past activity 4 1 3 –1 –3
Expected activity 4 –6 –5 –3 –4
Expected demand 1 –14 –11 –4 –6
Business situation 0 –6 –5 –7 –12
Past selling prices –2 –3 –1 –3 –3
Expected selling prices –1 –3 0 –3 –6
Past employment 4 7 1 –3 –1
except temporary work agencies 1 2 1 –3 2
Expected employment 3 –5 –2 –2 –12
except temporary work agencies 0 –4 –3 –2 –6
Investments
Past investments 2 4 1 4 1
Expected investments 2 1 3 –2 –3
  • * Average of the balances of opinion since 1988
  • Source: Insee