In December 2015, the French business climate falters slightlyBusiness climate indicator and turning point indicator - December 2015

In December 2015, the business climate indicator has faltered slightly. The composite indicator, compiled from the answers of business managers in the main sectors has lost one point. It stands at 101, a little above its long-term average (100) which had been hit during summer. The business climate indicator has gone up by one point in manufacturing and in building construction. It has lost two points in services and four points in retail trade.

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No 310
Paru le : 17/12/2015
Prochaine parution le : 21/12/2017 at 08:45 - December 2017

The business climate falters

In December 2015, the business climate indicator has faltered slightly. The composite indicator, compiled from the answers of business managers in the main sectors has lost one point. It stands at 101, a little above its long-term average (100) which had been hit during summer. The business climate indicator has gone up by one point in manufacturing and in building construction. It has lost two points in services and four points in retail trade.

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.

Graph_climaff – French business climate composite indicator

Graph_indicret – Turning point indicator

  • Close to +1 (resp. -1) : favourable business climate (unfavourable)
  • Between –0.3 and +0.3: short-term economic uncertainty.
  • Source: INSEE, Business tendency surveys

Tableau – Business climate and turning point indicators

Business climate and turning point indicators
Aug. 15 Sept. 15 Oct. 15 Nov. 15 Dec. 15
Composite indicators
France 100 100 102 102 101
Manufacturing 103 104 103 102 103
Wholesale trade - 100 - 101 -
Building construction 91 91 90 91 92
Retail trade 107 109 110 109 105
Services 98 97 101 101 99
Turning point indicators
France 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Manufacturing 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Wholesale trade - 0.0 - 0.0 -
Building construction 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
Services 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0
  • Source: INSEE, Business tendency surveys

Documentation

Methodology (pdf, 125 Ko)