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In January 2016, the French business climate improves slightly

French business climate and turning point indicators – January 2016

The business climate has regained one point

In January 2016, the business climate indicator has improved slightly. The composite indicator, compiled from the answers of business managers in the main sectors has gained one point and has returned to its November's level. It stands at 102, a little above its long-term average (100), which has been hit during summer. The business climate indicator has gone up by two points in services and one point in retail trade. It has been stable in manufacturing and wholesale trade.

French business climate composite indicator

French business climate composite indicator

Source: INSEE, Business tendency surveys

Revisions

Since its first estimate, the business climate indicators in manufacturing, in services and in retail trade have lost one point; this revision comes from late answers that have been taken into account. The business climate in France is unchanged (101).

Business climate and turning point indicators
Source: INSEE, Business tendency surveys
Sept. 15 Oct. 15 Nov. 15 Dec. 15 Jan. 16
Composite indicators
France 100 102 102 101 102
Manufacturing 104 103 102 102 102
Wholesale trade 100 - 101 - 101
Building construction 91 90 91 92 93
Retail trade 109 110 109 104 105
Services 97 101 101 98 100
Turning point indicators
France 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.8
Manufacturing 0.7 0.0 –0.1 0.1 0.4
Wholesale trade 0.1 - 0.4 - –0.5
Building construction 0.5 –0.1 –0.6 0.2 0.3
Services –0.1 0.9 0.8 –0.3 0.1

The turning point indicator remains in the favourable area

The global turning point indicator remains in the area indicating a favourable short-term economic outlook.

Turning point indicator

Turning point indicator

How to read it: close to +1 (resp. -1): favourable business climate (resp. unfavourable), between +0.3 and -0.3: uncertainty area.

Source: INSEE, Business tendency surveys

Informations Rapides

n° 16 - January 21, 2016

Business climate indicator and turning point indicator - January 2016

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