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The French business climate is slightly improving in March 2014

French business climate and turning point indicators – March 2014

The business climate is improving…

According to business managers in the main sectors, the business climate in France gains one point to 95, five points below its long-term average (100). The business climate is also stable in the manufacturing industry, and gains one point in building and the services sector. It increases by two points in the retail trade and wholesale trade sector.

…And the turning point indicator stays in the favourable area.

The turning point indicator stays in the area indicating a favourable business climate.

Business climate and turning point indicators
Source(s) : INSEE, Business tendency surveys
Nov. 13 Dec. 13 Jan. 14 Feb. 14 March 14
Composite indicators
France 95 94 94 94 95
Industry 98 100 100 100 100
Wholesale trade 98 - 97 - 99
Building 94 94 93 93 94
Retail trade 95 95 98 95 97
Services 95 91 91 92 93
Turning point indicators
France 1,0 0,9 0,8 0,7 0,6
Industry 0,4 0,9 0,9 0,3 0,5
Wholesale trade 0,0 - 0,3 - –0,5
Building 0,7 0,3 –0,1 –0,3 0,1
Services 1,0 0,7 0,9 –0,7 0,4

Composite indicator

Composite indicator

Sources : Insee, business surveys

Turning point indicator

Turning point indicator

Informations Rapides

n° 64 - March 25, 2014

Business climate indicator and turning point indicator - March 2014

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