The High Commission for Planning (HCP) indicated that for 64% of business leaders in the non-financial market services sector (SMNF), expectations for the 2nd quarter of 2021 are indicative of stability in overall activity.
In a note on the results of the quarterly business surveys on the SMNF and wholesale trade sectors, the HCP notes that these expectations are due, on the one hand, to the expected improvement in the “Air transport” branches. and “Land transport and transport via pipelines” and on the other hand, the expected decline in the activities of “Accommodation”, “Rental and leasing activities” and “Activities of travel agencies, tour operators , reservation services and related activities ”.
Thus, 64% of business leaders anticipate a stability in demand and 79% a stagnation of the workforce, underlines the said note.
It also emerges that in the first quarter of the current year, the activity of non-financial market services would have seen a decrease according to 62% of the bosses and an increase according to 22%, and this evolution would be the result of the decrease. activity recorded at the level of the branches of “Telecommunications”, “Air transport” and “Accommodation” and the increase in activity recorded at the level of the branches of “Warehousing and auxiliary transport services” and “Land transport and transport via pipelines”.
The HCP also emphasizes that the sector’s service capacity utilization rate (TUC) would have been established at 75%, while the sector’s order books are considered to be below normal by 39% of the chefs. companies, when employment would have fallen according to 28%.