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The French business climate is slightly degrading in September 2014

French business climate and turning point indicators – September 2014

The business climate is slightly degrading

According to business managers in the main sectors, the business climate in France is slightly degrading in September 2014.

The business climate is stable in manufacturing and retail trade sector. It loses one point in Building construction industry, two points in services and five points in wholesale trade.

The turning point indicator is in the unfavourable area.

The overall turning point indicator is in the unfavourable area.

Business climate and turning point indicators
Source: INSEE, Business tendency surveys
May 14 June 14 July 14 Aug. 14 Sept. 14
Composite indicators
France 95 94 93 92 91
Manufacturing 99 98 97 96 96
Wholesale trade 99 - 97 - 92
Building construction industry 94 92 90 89 88
Retail trade 99 96 99 91 91
Services 91 92 94 93 91
Turning point indicators
France 0,5 0,4 –0,6 –1,0 –1,0
Manufacturing 0,2 –0,5 –0,2 –0,2 0,1
Wholesale trade 0,8 - –0,2 - –0,9
Building construction industry 0,7 0,0 –0,1 –0,8 –1,0
Services 1,0 1,0 1,0 1,0 0,9

Composite indicator

Composite indicator

Turning point indicator

Turning point indicator

Informations Rapides

n° 217 - September 23, 2014

Business climate indicator and turning point indicator - September 2014

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