Survey on Industry and Services
News: October 2013 | PDF
Posted on 12/11/2013
In October, industrial production grew in most sectors and particularly in the chemical, pharmaceutical and aeronautical ones. Deliveries firmed.
The increase in orders helped to boost order books, which were deemed close to normal by business leaders.
Prices of final goods remained stable.
Staff levels contracted slightly.
Cash positions were stable.
According to business leaders, industrial activity should continue to expand in November.
Service activity strengthened, notably in the information-communication and temporary work sectors. And the transport sector rebounded.
Staff levels rose and prices fell.
Cash positions remained below their long-term average.
In November, business leaders are expecting continued growth in services activity.