According to the business leaders questioned in October 2012, the industrial economic situation deteriorated markedly : the synthetic indicator plunged by five points.
The turning point indicator is in the unfavorable area.
Business leaders consider that the rhythm of activity remains very weak: the balance of opinion is very low.
Looking at the personal production outlook, the business leaders are also pessimistic about their future activity.
Total and export order books decreased and are considered as very low.
The general production outlook, which represents business leaders’ opinion on French industry as a whole, weakened anew; the balance of opinion reached a very low level.
Stocks of finished products increased and are rated as near their long-term average.
Industrial economic climate - Synthetic Index
Business leaders' opinion (manufacturing industry)
|Balance of opinion, s.a, in %|
|* : The average of the balances opinion since 1976.|
|Source : Monthly business survey - INSEE|
|Manufacturing industry||Average*||Jul. 12||Aug. 12||Sept. 12||Oct. 12|
|Recent changes in output||5||–10||–9||–21||–23|
|Finished-goods inventory level||13||12||13||7||15|
|Demand and total order levels||–17||–30||–33||–28||–39|
|Demand and export order levels||–12||–36||–28||–27||–36|
|Personal production expectations||5||–9||–7||–5||–8|
|General production expectations||–9||–44||–44||–52||–56|
n° 257 - October 23, 2012
Monthly business survey (goods-producing industries) - October 2012
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