The French business climate improves in April 2010Business climate indicator and turning point indicator - April 2010

According to the business leaders of the main economic sectors, the French business climate gains four points in April 2010. The indicator attains 96, and gets closer to its long-term average. Indeed, in all economic sectors, business leaders’ answers do suggest a strong improvement in the French economic climate.

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Paru le : 22/04/2010
Prochaine parution le : 24/10/2017 at 08:45 - October 2017

According to the business leaders of the main economic sectors, the French business climate gains four points in April 2010. The indicator attains 96, and gets closer to its long-term average. Indeed, in all economic sectors, business leaders’ answers do suggest a strong improvement in the French economic climate.

At the same time, the turning point indicator remains in the favourable zone for eleven months in a row, after a year and a half in the unfavourable zone. This shows continuous signs of a coming recovery.

Tab_EN – Business climate and turning point indicators

Business climate and turning point indicators
Dec. 09 Jan. 10 Feb. 10 Mar. 10 Apr. 10
Business climates
France 88 91 91 92 96
Industry 88 91 90 93 97
Wholesale trade - 87 - 88 -
Building 91 91 92 91 92
Retail trade 98 101 99 98 105
Services 90 92 93 92 98
Turning point indicators
France 1,0 1,0 1,0 1,0 1,0
Industry 0,3 0,5 –0,4 0,4 0,7
Wholesale trade - 0,8 - 0,5 -
Building 0,5 0,5 0,6 0,6 0,4
  • Source(s) : INSEE, Business tendency surveys

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