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Informations Rapides · 25 May 2023 · n° 128
Informations rapidesIn May 2023, the business climate in the building construction has darkened significantly Monthly survey of building - May 2023

According to the business managers surveyed in May 2023, the business climate in the building construction has degraded sharply. At 108, the synthetic indicator has lost 3 points. Most of the balances of opinion have dropped, such as those regarding activity, order books, expected prices and workforce.

Informations rapides
No 128
Paru le :Paru le25/05/2023
Prochaine parution le : 24/05/2024 at 08:45 - May 2024

According to the business managers surveyed in May 2023, the business climate in the building construction has degraded sharply. At 108, the synthetic indicator has lost 3 points. Most of the balances of opinion have dropped, such as those regarding activity, order books, expected prices and workforce.

Business climate composite indicator

Business climate composite indicator
Business climate composite indicator
2023-05 108.1
2023-04 110.6
2023-03 111.1
2023-02 111.8
2023-01 113.7
2022-12 114.4
2022-11 113.4
2022-10 114.5
2022-09 112.8
2022-08 113.1
2022-07 112.6
2022-06 113.5
2022-05 113.4
2022-04 114.9
2022-03 113.8
2022-02 113.0
2022-01 112.7
2021-12 114.7
2021-11 113.1
2021-10 111.9
2021-09 112.0
2021-08 112.2
2021-07 111.5
2021-06 111.3
2021-05 109.1
2021-04 107.6
2021-03 105.9
2021-02 102.3
2021-01 103.0
2020-12 101.6
2020-11 100.3
2020-10 104.0
2020-09 102.0
2020-08 100.1
2020-07 94.8
2020-06 88.9
2020-05 80.9
2020-04 84.9
2020-03 108.8
2020-02 110.1
2020-01 108.9
2019-12 108.7
2019-11 108.8
2019-10 109.4
2019-09 108.9
2019-08 108.0
2019-07 108.0
2019-06 108.0
2019-05 107.9
2019-04 108.7
2019-03 108.8
2019-02 110.0
2019-01 108.3
2018-12 108.3
2018-11 107.4
2018-10 107.0
2018-09 107.4
2018-08 107.9
2018-07 108.2
2018-06 107.4
2018-05 107.6
2018-04 108.6
2018-03 108.9
2018-02 107.9
2018-01 109.5
2017-12 109.0
2017-11 106.3
2017-10 105.4
2017-09 105.4
2017-08 104.6
2017-07 105.3
2017-06 104.4
2017-05 102.2
2017-04 100.7
2017-03 100.9
2017-02 100.3
2017-01 101.5
2016-12 99.0
2016-11 99.8
2016-10 100.3
2016-09 98.8
2016-08 97.6
2016-07 96.7
2016-06 96.7
2016-05 96.7
2016-04 95.1
2016-03 94.1
2016-02 92.7
2016-01 94.0
2015-12 93.9
2015-11 92.0
2015-10 92.3
2015-09 92.6
2015-08 92.8
2015-07 90.7
2015-06 91.2
2015-05 89.0
2015-04 89.4
2015-03 88.5
2015-02 88.0
2015-01 87.6
2014-12 88.4
2014-11 89.0
2014-10 87.0
2014-09 87.1
2014-08 88.4
2014-07 89.9
2014-06 91.5
2014-05 91.3
2014-04 91.2
2014-03 92.1
2014-02 91.5
2014-01 92.0
2013-12 91.5
2013-11 93.4
2013-10 94.4
2013-09 94.1
2013-08 92.6
2013-07 90.0
2013-06 89.1
2013-05 89.4
2013-04 89.4
2013-03 89.9
2013-02 91.1
2013-01 91.2
2012-12 91.4
2012-11 91.1
2012-10 91.5
2012-09 92.2
2012-08 92.8
2012-07 93.5
2012-06 95.1
2012-05 94.8
2012-04 96.5
2012-03 97.5
2012-02 97.8
2012-01 98.6
2011-12 97.2
2011-11 97.3
2011-10 98.9
2011-09 100.6
2011-08 102.6
2011-07 105.1
2011-06 104.1
2011-05 104.2
2011-04 104.5
2011-03 102.4
2011-02 101.3
2011-01 99.5
2010-12 98.3
2010-11 97.1
2010-10 95.8
2010-09 94.5
2010-08 95.1
2010-07 94.1
2010-06 91.6
2010-05 92.2
2010-04 90.5
2010-03 90.5
2010-02 91.8
2010-01 90.7
2009-12 90.1
2009-11 90.0
2009-10 90.5
2009-09 89.4
2009-08 88.3
2009-07 86.4
2009-06 86.6
2009-05 87.0
2009-04 86.9
2009-03 87.3
2009-02 87.1
2009-01 89.7
2008-12 91.5
2008-11 93.7
2008-10 96.0
2008-09 102.9
2008-08 105.0
2008-07 105.6
2008-06 107.3
2008-05 109.9
2008-04 111.7
2008-03 112.8
2008-02 112.4
2008-01 113.3
2007-12 114.3
2007-11 114.1
2007-10 113.6
2007-09 114.1
2007-08 114.4
2007-07 115.7
2007-06 115.5
2007-05 114.6
2007-04 114.9
2007-03 114.2
2007-02 114.2
2007-01 115.6
2006-12 114.7
2006-11 114.5
2006-10 115.2
2006-09 114.6
2006-08 113.7
2006-07 113.4
2006-06 112.9
2006-05 112.5
2006-04 111.3
2006-03 111.7
2006-02 111.6
2006-01 113.4
2005-12 112.5
2005-11 112.7
2005-10 110.8
2005-09 109.6
2005-08 109.6
2005-07 110.0
2005-06 109.3
2005-05 108.3
2005-04 108.5
2005-03 108.4
2005-02 108.3
2005-01 108.8
2004-12 109.2
2004-11 108.9
2004-10 107.5
2004-09 107.1
2004-08 106.9
2004-07 106.8
2004-06 104.7
2004-05 105.6
2004-04 106.0
2004-03 105.1
2004-02 104.0
2004-01 105.2
2003-12 102.7
2003-11 101.1
2003-10 97.9
2003-09 99.8
2003-08 97.7
2003-07 95.7
2003-06 96.0
2003-05 95.4
2003-04 95.0
2003-03 94.0
2003-02 95.2
2003-01 96.3
2002-12 94.3
2002-11 95.0
2002-10 98.2
2002-09 97.8
2002-08 99.0
2002-07 100.3
2002-06 103.3
2002-05 103.6
2002-04 102.1
2002-03 103.5
2002-02 103.2
2002-01 102.5
2001-12 103.0
2001-11 102.7
2001-10 103.7
2001-09 104.8
2001-08 106.4
2001-07 108.0
2001-06 108.6
2001-05 110.8
2001-04 110.8
2001-03 113.5
2001-02 115.0
2001-01 115.2
2000-12 117.4
2000-11 120.6
2000-10 121.7
2000-09 121.2
2000-08 120.7
2000-07 120.1
2000-06 119.3
2000-05 117.2
2000-04 119.9
2000-03 118.4
2000-02 117.3
2000-01 118.2
1999-12 116.5
1999-11 114.4
1999-10 113.3
1999-09 112.9
1999-08 112.9
1999-07 112.7
1999-06 110.4
1999-05 110.8
1999-04 106.6
1999-03 105.1
1999-02 105.3
1999-01 103.5
1998-12 99.4
1998-11 103.7
1998-10 104.0
1998-09 106.7
1998-08 106.3
1998-07 105.7
1998-06 103.7
1998-05 102.2
1998-04 99.6
1998-03 100.4
1998-02 98.4
1998-01 97.4

Business climate composite indicator

  • Source: INSEE

Building industry economic outlook

Balances of opinion, in %, SA
Building industry economic outlook (Balances of opinion, in %, SA)
Average* February 23 March 23 April 23 May 23
Composite indicator 100 112 111 111 108
Past activity -3 3 8 9 4
Expected activity -4 8 2 1 -1
General business outlook -15 -9
Past employment -4 3 2 -1 -2
Expected employment -2 13 12 10 7
Opinion on order books -21 -7 -9 -9 -11
Order books (in month) 6.0 8.9 8.5 8.5 8.4
Production capacity utilisation rate (in %) 89.0 92.3 92.2 92.3 92.3
Obstacles to production increase (in %) ** 65 68 65 66 65
- Because of workforce shortage (in %) ** 29 49 45 46 46
- Because of supply difficulties (in %) ** 6 19 17 15 12
Production bottlenecks (in %) 34 49 50 52 50
- Because of workforce shortage (in %) 15 27 27 27 27
- Because of supply difficulties (in %) 2 9 10 8 7
Recruiting problems (in %) 60 78
Expected prices -9 46 40 38 27
Cash-flow position -10 -7
Payment period 29 28
Economic uncertainty felt *** 9 5 1 1 6
  • *Average since April 1978 for the composite indicator, since September 1993 for the balances of opinion, since April 2021 for the balances of opinion on the economic uncertainty felt.
  • ** Non-seasonally adjusted percentage of weighted responses
  • *** Non-seasonally adjusted balance of opinion
  • Source: INSEE, French business survey in the building industry

Building construction managers’ opinion about their activity has deteriorated

In May 2023, building construction managers’ opinion about their past activity has degraded strongly. Their opinion regarding their expected activity has also deteriorated: the corresponding balance of opinion has been dropping since January 2023.

More business managers than in the previous month have considered the evolution of their company situation to be unpredictable: the balance of opinion on the economic uncertainty felt has rebounded.

Activity tendency in building construction

Activity tendency in building construction
Expected activity Past activity
2023-05 -0.6 4.4
2023-04 0.8 8.8
2023-03 2.4 7.6
2023-02 8.2 2.8
2023-01 9.4 6.4
2022-12 11.4 8.6
2022-11 7.2 3.9
2022-10 8.7 7.4
2022-09 7.1 4.1
2022-08 5.3 5.3
2022-07 1.8 6.8
2022-06 2.1 9.8
2022-05 7.3 1.1
2022-04 4.3 13.4
2022-03 11.0 12.2
2022-02 13.4 7.2
2022-01 10.6 3.8
2021-12 20.8 11.2
2021-11 13.6 9.8
2021-10 13.3 7.3
2021-09 15.8 11.1
2021-08 11.1 12.9
2021-07 8.7 14.6
2021-06 9.3 16.0
2021-05 12.8 5.4
2021-04 5.9 7.7
2021-03 7.5 2.7
2021-02 -0.9 -3.1
2021-01 1.8 -2.1
2020-12 -4.0 -1.5
2020-11 -14.5 0.2
2020-10 2.9 8.1
2020-09 4.4 -4.1
2020-08 12.1 -20.9
2020-07 17.4 -60.0
2020-06 2.1 -78.8
2020-05 -48.0 -78.1
2020-04 -85.2 -21.8
2020-03 6.7 17.8
2020-02 14.9 11.7
2020-01 11.0 9.2
2019-12 11.3 9.6
2019-11 10.3 11.7
2019-10 16.7 12.8
2019-09 12.6 12.8
2019-08 10.4 10.1
2019-07 10.2 12.6
2019-06 13.7 9.6
2019-05 12.2 6.5
2019-04 11.9 11.1
2019-03 14.0 11.4
2019-02 15.0 10.0
2019-01 15.8 7.5
2018-12 12.6 7.3
2018-11 11.4 3.7
2018-10 10.3 3.7
2018-09 9.6 2.8
2018-08 4.1 9.3
2018-07 6.8 7.7
2018-06 11.8 5.1
2018-05 12.5 6.3
2018-04 13.1 10.3
2018-03 11.5 12.9
2018-02 10.9 13.7
2018-01 13.8 14.8
2017-12 14.8 13.6
2017-11 14.6 9.6
2017-10 8.4 5.2
2017-09 9.1 8.9
2017-08 13.3 2.3
2017-07 11.3 4.8
2017-06 3.1 11.2
2017-05 1.8 4.5
2017-04 5.7 -6.9
2017-03 2.6 -1.9
2017-02 -0.5 -1.5
2017-01 -2.5 5.8
2016-12 -0.8 -5.5
2016-11 1.6 0.6
2016-10 3.7 -0.4
2016-09 0.5 -6.1
2016-08 -3.3 -6.7
2016-07 -0.2 -9.8
2016-06 -2.7 -8.6
2016-05 -2.1 -8.1
2016-04 -5.1 -13.6
2016-03 -9.3 -14.1
2016-02 -16.1 -15.2
2016-01 -8.2 -14.6
2015-12 -8.0 -11.7
2015-11 -20.7 -15.3
2015-10 -15.1 -14.5
2015-09 -13.3 -16.9
2015-08 -8.8 -18.1
2015-07 -16.4 -22.1
2015-06 -20.4 -19.9
2015-05 -26.4 -21.7
2015-04 -24.0 -20.8
2015-03 -24.4 -27.6
2015-02 -23.7 -30.3
2015-01 -32.7 -23.0
2014-12 -27.9 -23.1
2014-11 -24.7 -25.3
2014-10 -29.9 -31.8
2014-09 -29.9 -29.7
2014-08 -27.4 -25.0
2014-07 -28.1 -18.2
2014-06 -17.6 -18.2
2014-05 -19.6 -19.0
2014-04 -22.4 -17.5
2014-03 -18.7 -17.2
2014-02 -20.7 -17.4
2014-01 -15.6 -20.7
2013-12 -18.6 -20.2
2013-11 -16.4 -13.0
2013-10 -15.5 -13.3
2013-09 -12.4 -13.2
2013-08 -19.7 -16.7
2013-07 -22.4 -22.2
2013-06 -24.0 -26.5
2013-05 -21.4 -26.7
2013-04 -24.6 -28.1
2013-03 -24.4 -23.9
2013-02 -22.1 -23.3
2013-01 -24.3 -21.6
2012-12 -21.9 -20.5
2012-11 -24.4 -21.2
2012-10 -25.9 -18.3
2012-09 -20.3 -15.0
2012-08 -19.2 -15.2
2012-07 -16.8 -15.0
2012-06 -14.0 -13.5
2012-05 -14.8 -13.4
2012-04 -12.0 -8.6
2012-03 -10.7 -5.6
2012-02 -12.5 -3.8
2012-01 -10.6 -1.6
2011-12 -11.6 -4.3
2011-11 -9.8 -4.3
2011-10 -4.7 -2.2
2011-09 -4.3 -0.7
2011-08 0.8 1.5
2011-07 5.0 8.2
2011-06 4.4 6.3
2011-05 2.0 6.1
2011-04 5.0 8.4
2011-03 2.8 1.7
2011-02 3.0 -3.8
2011-01 -1.0 -8.5
2010-12 -0.9 -7.8
2010-11 -0.5 -12.8
2010-10 -4.2 -13.1
2010-09 -12.7 -13.2
2010-08 -10.3 -12.7
2010-07 -11.4 -14.0
2010-06 -15.1 -17.5
2010-05 -17.6 -20.7
2010-04 -18.1 -25.4
2010-03 -18.2 -26.2
2010-02 -18.6 -23.7
2010-01 -20.1 -26.6
2009-12 -20.1 -26.5
2009-11 -20.4 -26.2
2009-10 -21.1 -24.9
2009-09 -24.5 -28.3
2009-08 -26.5 -31.2
2009-07 -31.4 -33.3
2009-06 -33.5 -33.1
2009-05 -34.2 -29.2
2009-04 -36.7 -30.1
2009-03 -36.9 -24.3
2009-02 -47.1 -25.8
2009-01 -35.2 -19.5
2008-12 -30.7 -21.0
2008-11 -36.1 -11.4
2008-10 -33.0 -10.7
2008-09 -9.3 -0.9
2008-08 -4.5 0.3
2008-07 -5.2 -0.3
2008-06 -4.1 4.9
2008-05 9.8 9.6
2008-04 9.2 16.2
2008-03 17.4 15.7
2008-02 14.9 18.1
2008-01 7.3 18.7
2007-12 16.6 19.2
2007-11 13.6 21.4
2007-10 16.2 19.5
2007-09 19.6 20.6
2007-08 18.4 20.7
2007-07 19.7 25.0
2007-06 21.1 24.9
2007-05 20.3 22.3
2007-04 20.1 24.1
2007-03 17.7 22.6
2007-02 18.5 19.9
2007-01 21.0 20.1
2006-12 20.3 22.0
2006-11 23.4 20.5
2006-10 21.3 22.9
2006-09 19.1 22.7
2006-08 17.5 20.6
2006-07 17.3 21.2
2006-06 14.3 21.4
2006-05 17.1 21.0
2006-04 15.6 20.2
2006-03 16.1 17.6
2006-02 19.9 13.5
2006-01 19.8 20.4
2005-12 19.7 20.2
2005-11 23.0 19.2
2005-10 18.5 18.1
2005-09 13.5 15.4
2005-08 14.1 14.6
2005-07 15.0 15.4
2005-06 16.4 12.6
2005-05 12.7 9.2
2005-04 13.3 9.8
2005-03 13.0 8.4
2005-02 8.9 11.6
2005-01 11.2 11.1

Activity tendency in building construction

  • Source: INSEE

The opinion on demand has degraded again

In May 2023, slightly less building contractors than in last month have considered the level of their order books to be higher than normal. The corresponding balance has continued to drop since November 2022, but remains above its long term average.

Given their staff size, building contractors have considered that their order books provide them with 8.4 months of work, a duration which has slightly decreased this month.

Supply difficulties have kept on dipping but those regarding workforce shortage persist

In May 2023, the production capacity utilisation rate is stable: it stands at 92.3%, above its long term average (89.0%).

Slightly less business managers than in the previous month have reported facing obstacles limiting their production (65%). The share of business managers who declared facing a workforce shortage is stable (46%), while the proportion of those declaring supply difficulties has kept on dipping since November 2022. Both shares stand well above their long term averages.

The proportion of companies that have reported to be at the limit of their production capacity (production bottlenecks), that is to say that they could not produce more with their current means if they were to receive more orders, has dropped slightly but remains well above its long term average. 27% of business managers considered themselves unable to increase their production in case of additional orders due to a lack of personnel and 7% due to supply difficulties.

The balance of opinion regarding expected prices has dropped significantly

In May 2023, significantly less business managers than in the previous month have announced that they will increase their prices in the upcoming three months. The drop of the corresponding balance of opinion, which started in January 2023, has amplified this month. However, it remains above its long term average.

Expected Prices in building industry

Expected Prices in building industry
Expected prices
2023-05 27.3
2023-04 38.4
2023-03 40.2
2023-02 45.8
2023-01 54.0
2022-12 53.0
2022-11 55.4
2022-10 56.9
2022-09 52.6
2022-08 50.4
2022-07 53.8
2022-06 57.6
2022-05 60.1
2022-04 58.2
2022-03 43.2
2022-02 39.3
2022-01 44.3
2021-12 37.7
2021-11 35.1
2021-10 31.4
2021-09 25.4
2021-08 27.4
2021-07 26.4
2021-06 17.8
2021-05 10.4
2021-04 4.4
2021-03 -3.1
2021-02 -10.9
2021-01 -9.0
2020-12 -17.7
2020-11 -15.2
2020-10 -12.5
2020-09 -12.8
2020-08 -11.9
2020-07 -8.1
2020-06 -9.5
2020-05 -10.7
2020-04 -16.7
2020-03 2.0
2020-02 6.4
2020-01 6.6
2019-12 5.4
2019-11 2.4
2019-10 3.3
2019-09 2.5
2019-08 3.6
2019-07 4.2
2019-06 1.4
2019-05 2.9
2019-04 3.7
2019-03 3.3
2019-02 9.6
2019-01 8.6
2018-12 3.6
2018-11 2.4
2018-10 4.2
2018-09 4.7
2018-08 5.5
2018-07 7.5
2018-06 4.2
2018-05 4.6
2018-04 4.9
2018-03 3.8
2018-02 2.6
2018-01 7.8
2017-12 0.6
2017-11 -5.0
2017-10 -3.3
2017-09 -6.3
2017-08 -8.2
2017-07 -6.1
2017-06 -12.7
2017-05 -16.1
2017-04 -13.1
2017-03 -13.1
2017-02 -14.2
2017-01 -12.9
2016-12 -19.0
2016-11 -20.4
2016-10 -19.6
2016-09 -19.0
2016-08 -21.4
2016-07 -23.2
2016-06 -23.0
2016-05 -25.1
2016-04 -25.5
2016-03 -26.6
2016-02 -29.8
2016-01 -28.3
2015-12 -29.6
2015-11 -29.7
2015-10 -32.1
2015-09 -29.5
2015-08 -29.2
2015-07 -31.8
2015-06 -31.9
2015-05 -33.6
2015-04 -34.5
2015-03 -34.4
2015-02 -36.3
2015-01 -35.2
2014-12 -38.3
2014-11 -35.7
2014-10 -34.6
2014-09 -34.4
2014-08 -33.7
2014-07 -34.7
2014-06 -31.1
2014-05 -34.3
2014-04 -33.7
2014-03 -31.3
2014-02 -31.2
2014-01 -29.7
2013-12 -33.1
2013-11 -30.8
2013-10 -29.8
2013-09 -30.9
2013-08 -29.4
2013-07 -39.4
2013-06 -38.3
2013-05 -37.7
2013-04 -38.6
2013-03 -35.2
2013-02 -30.9
2013-01 -30.4
2012-12 -31.8
2012-11 -32.5
2012-10 -31.8
2012-09 -34.0
2012-08 -31.8
2012-07 -28.3
2012-06 -23.9
2012-05 -24.6
2012-04 -23.0
2012-03 -20.9
2012-02 -23.8
2012-01 -22.6
2011-12 -27.6
2011-11 -27.0
2011-10 -22.8
2011-09 -16.6
2011-08 -12.9
2011-07 -10.1
2011-06 -14.1
2011-05 -10.7
2011-04 -12.4
2011-03 -16.6
2011-02 -18.2
2011-01 -17.6
2010-12 -28.9
2010-11 -30.2
2010-10 -32.8
2010-09 -34.7
2010-08 -28.8
2010-07 -31.7
2010-06 -41.9
2010-05 -31.0
2010-04 -38.8
2010-03 -39.1
2010-02 -28.0
2010-01 -34.6
2009-12 -38.4
2009-11 -38.5
2009-10 -34.7
2009-09 -34.3
2009-08 -34.9
2009-07 -41.6
2009-06 -39.0
2009-05 -39.8
2009-04 -36.2
2009-03 -39.3
2009-02 -32.7
2009-01 -33.3
2008-12 -25.3
2008-11 -18.5
2008-10 -10.8
2008-09 2.3
2008-08 8.1
2008-07 12.5
2008-06 16.3
2008-05 15.7
2008-04 14.3
2008-03 16.1
2008-02 18.8
2008-01 29.3
2007-12 25.4
2007-11 18.3
2007-10 18.1
2007-09 15.9
2007-08 18.9
2007-07 21.9
2007-06 15.9
2007-05 15.8
2007-04 19.2
2007-03 15.6
2007-02 17.7
2007-01 24.7

Expected Prices in building industry

  • Source : INSEE

Balances of opinion regarding workforce size have continued dipping

In May 2023, the balances of opinion of business managers regarding both their expected and past workforce size have dropped. While the balance of opinion regarding their past workforce size has almost joined back its average, the one regarding expected workforce remains well above it.

Workforce size tendency in building construction

Workforce size tendency in building construction
Expected workforce size Past workforce size
2023-05 7.4 -1.9
2023-04 9.7 -0.8
2023-03 11.6 1.9
2023-02 12.7 3.2
2023-01 14.2 4.7
2022-12 16.3 8.2
2022-11 15.9 7.5
2022-10 17.3 6.4
2022-09 13.6 -1.6
2022-08 18.4 -3.3
2022-07 12.6 -0.7
2022-06 12.1 -1.4
2022-05 15.1 4.4
2022-04 16.1 7.0
2022-03 16.3 0.0
2022-02 17.6 1.8
2022-01 17.7 3.8
2021-12 20.0 9.0
2021-11 18.7 6.3
2021-10 15.9 4.1
2021-09 14.9 2.1
2021-08 16.9 1.8
2021-07 12.9 3.7
2021-06 16.8 0.4
2021-05 16.4 -1.6
2021-04 14.0 2.3
2021-03 12.3 -1.5
2021-02 7.2 -7.1
2021-01 6.9 -3.6
2020-12 8.8 -1.3
2020-11 4.2 -3.4
2020-10 3.5 -7.5
2020-09 2.5 -8.2
2020-08 1.0 -13.5
2020-07 1.7 -17.6
2020-06 -3.5 -23.2
2020-05 -18.0 -17.0
2020-04 -18.5 0.3
2020-03 11.5 6.4
2020-02 17.6 7.8
2020-01 15.4 6.8
2019-12 13.7 5.8
2019-11 15.7 5.5
2019-10 12.2 5.9
2019-09 13.1 4.5
2019-08 10.3 5.9
2019-07 6.9 4.1
2019-06 9.8 4.5
2019-05 13.0 6.5
2019-04 12.8 3.8
2019-03 12.1 5.6
2019-02 16.2 5.7
2019-01 6.6 1.8
2018-12 14.3 5.8
2018-11 13.7 9.6
2018-10 10.1 4.9
2018-09 14.8 4.5
2018-08 14.8 3.6
2018-07 14.7 4.3
2018-06 10.4 3.9
2018-05 9.5 7.0
2018-04 11.2 3.7
2018-03 12.9 0.8
2018-02 5.2 -4.6
2018-01 9.1 -1.4
2017-12 12.1 7.3
2017-11 1.6 -5.5
2017-10 4.4 -5.2
2017-09 1.9 -6.9
2017-08 2.0 -7.6
2017-07 4.3 -2.5
2017-06 2.5 -6.6
2017-05 -1.3 -7.9
2017-04 -5.2 -15.5
2017-03 -6.6 -11.1
2017-02 -8.3 -13.2
2017-01 -7.2 -14.2
2016-12 -8.3 -15.2
2016-11 -11.2 -14.7
2016-10 -8.3 -17.4
2016-09 -10.4 -18.5
2016-08 -13.2 -20.9
2016-07 -17.2 -21.0
2016-06 -16.4 -23.8
2016-05 -15.9 -24.0
2016-04 -17.9 -23.5
2016-03 -20.4 -27.1
2016-02 -20.8 -25.8
2016-01 -20.3 -24.7
2015-12 -23.3 -27.4
2015-11 -21.3 -28.3
2015-10 -23.2 -26.6
2015-09 -22.1 -24.9
2015-08 -23.2 -25.1
2015-07 -24.6 -28.7
2015-06 -19.9 -26.4
2015-05 -27.2 -29.9
2015-04 -27.3 -34.5
2015-03 -25.3 -26.6
2015-02 -24.5 -24.9
2015-01 -29.4 -29.3
2014-12 -24.3 -25.7
2014-11 -22.5 -24.8
2014-10 -26.0 -28.6
2014-09 -28.1 -28.7
2014-08 -26.9 -26.6
2014-07 -22.1 -25.5
2014-06 -23.4 -26.4
2014-05 -19.2 -15.4
2014-04 -19.3 -22.7
2014-03 -18.5 -18.6
2014-02 -21.1 -19.7
2014-01 -19.5 -19.0
2013-12 -17.7 -16.7
2013-11 -16.7 -18.1
2013-10 -10.4 -13.4
2013-09 -14.8 -18.5
2013-08 -16.0 -19.8
2013-07 -17.9 -18.2
2013-06 -18.2 -18.4
2013-05 -19.0 -16.1
2013-04 -13.5 -14.1
2013-03 -18.0 -17.9
2013-02 -15.8 -17.1
2013-01 -15.6 -14.4
2012-12 -16.2 -13.3
2012-11 -14.9 -10.7
2012-10 -14.6 -10.0
2012-09 -16.7 -15.8
2012-08 -14.7 -11.2
2012-07 -15.3 -11.9
2012-06 -11.3 -7.6
2012-05 -12.6 -8.9
2012-04 -9.2 -8.7
2012-03 -9.0 -6.9
2012-02 -3.9 -5.5
2012-01 -3.7 -4.2
2011-12 -5.3 -6.4
2011-11 -7.4 -8.7
2011-10 -6.2 -2.2
2011-09 -0.8 2.6
2011-08 3.4 3.8
2011-07 7.7 3.3
2011-06 6.8 3.3
2011-05 7.3 -0.3
2011-04 4.9 0.2
2011-03 3.6 -3.1
2011-02 3.1 -5.1
2011-01 -1.3 -4.2
2010-12 -1.7 -4.4
2010-11 -3.8 -7.6
2010-10 -7.7 -11.9
2010-09 -7.7 -11.0
2010-08 -11.3 -12.0
2010-07 -13.4 -10.8
2010-06 -15.4 -15.8
2010-05 -14.6 -14.0
2010-04 -14.0 -16.6
2010-03 -13.1 -16.8
2010-02 -15.8 -17.2
2010-01 -12.8 -18.3
2009-12 -14.5 -18.8
2009-11 -15.3 -18.8
2009-10 -15.9 -19.2
2009-09 -17.0 -19.1
2009-08 -19.0 -19.2
2009-07 -20.3 -20.7
2009-06 -20.1 -17.9
2009-05 -20.2 -17.9
2009-04 -20.9 -18.5
2009-03 -22.4 -12.8
2009-02 -17.9 -8.2
2009-01 -16.9 -8.7
2008-12 -12.5 -2.3
2008-11 -8.7 -0.9
2008-10 -1.4 5.9
2008-09 4.8 5.9
2008-08 9.5 9.3
2008-07 11.9 13.4
2008-06 13.8 13.6
2008-05 15.5 12.9
2008-04 23.1 21.1
2008-03 22.3 23.0
2008-02 15.9 21.4
2008-01 19.9 22.6
2007-12 21.5 21.0
2007-11 26.7 21.7
2007-10 23.1 16.6
2007-09 24.2 22.1
2007-08 24.6 21.8
2007-07 25.4 21.6
2007-06 28.6 23.4
2007-05 25.5 20.2
2007-04 22.9 20.6
2007-03 24.6 20.5
2007-02 25.3 21.4
2007-01 27.0 19.2
2006-12 26.3 18.5
2006-11 23.8 19.8
2006-10 26.1 21.6
2006-09 24.4 21.7
2006-08 22.2 21.1
2006-07 20.3 20.4
2006-06 21.8 17.9
2006-05 20.5 18.2
2006-04 18.2 16.0
2006-03 19.3 13.3
2006-02 20.2 19.9
2006-01 18.4 18.9
2005-12 17.0 12.7
2005-11 19.5 11.5
2005-10 15.9 9.7
2005-09 13.7 7.9
2005-08 15.2 6.0
2005-07 16.9 3.9
2005-06 14.0 8.2
2005-05 14.2 6.7
2005-04 15.2 6.9
2005-03 12.5 5.5
2005-02 9.5 0.1
2005-01 9.2 0.7

Workforce size tendency in building construction

  • Source : INSEE

Revision

The business climate in the building construction industry of April 2023 has not been revised (after rounding).

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For questions with three possible answers, a balance of opinion is calculated as the difference between the percentage of “above the normal” or “increase” responses and the percentage of “below the normal” or “decrease” responses.

The responses to this survey were collected between the 26 April 2023 and 22 May 2023.

Every balance of opinion from this survey is published in this Informations Rapides and in the complementary chronological series available online.

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For questions with three possible answers, a balance of opinion is calculated as the difference between the percentage of “above the normal” or “increase” responses and the percentage of “below the normal” or “decrease” responses.

The responses to this survey were collected between the 26 April 2023 and 22 May 2023.

Every balance of opinion from this survey is published in this Informations Rapides and in the complementary chronological series available online.

Additional information (simplified and detailed methodology, nomenclature, etc.) is available on the “Documentation” tab of the web page of this publication.

Next issue: 22 June 2023 at 8:45 am

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