In January 2010, the economic climat improves in manufacturing industryMonthly business survey (goods-producing industries) - january 2010

According to the business leaders questioned in January, the industrial economic situation in France improved. The business climate indicator increases by four points and places on the highest level since september 2008.

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Paru le : 22/01/2010
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Manufacturing industry

According to the business leaders questioned in January, the industrial economic situation in France improved. The business climate indicator increases by four points and places on the highest level since september 2008.

The turning point indicator comes back to the favorable area.

Business leaders consider that their past activity improved noticeably, coming back so to its long-term average. Stocks of finished goods remain rated very inferior to their long-term. At the same time, order books, total and export, increase; they are considered as very low nevertheless.

The personal production outlook for the next month remains low. The general production outlook, which represents business leaders’ opinion on French industry as a whole, improves markedly; it places upper its long-term average from now on.

tableau – Leaders' opinion: manufacturing industrial activity

Balance of opinion, s.a, in %
Leaders' opinion: manufacturing industrial activity
Manufacturing industry Average* Oct. 09 Nov. 09 Déc. 09 Jan. 10
Synthetic index 100 89 90 88 92
Recent changes in output 4 –11 –2 –2 5
Finished-goods inventory level 14 2 3 2 1
Demand and total order levels –18 –55 –56 –57 –50
Demand and export order levels –14 –49 –51 –58 –48
Personal production expectations 4 –3 –4 –8 –9
General production expectations –9 –10 –9 –11 –4
  • * : The average of the balances opinion since 1976.
  • Source : Monthly business survey - INSEE

Graphang1 – Industrial economic climate - Synthetic Index

Graphang2 – Turning-point indicator

Graphang3 – Business leaders' opinion (manufacturing industry)