In April 2010, the economic climate continues to improve in manufacturing industryMonthly business survey (goods-producing industries) - April 2010

According to the business leaders questioned in April, the industrial economic situation in France improved anew: The business climate indicator increases by four points. It remains below its long term average nevertheless. The turning point indicator places in the favorable area. Business leaders consider that their past activity increased noticeably in manufacturing industry, which includes the ‘Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products’ sector from now on. Stocks of finished goods decrease again and are rated very light. Total order books increase but stay low. Export order books, which was light before, decrease anew. The personal production outlook for the next month stabilizes near its long-term average. The general production outlook, which represents business leaders’ opinion on French industry as a whole, increase strongly

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Paru le : 22/04/2010
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Manufacturing industry

According to the business leaders questioned in April, the industrial economic situation in France improved anew: The business climate indicator increases by four points. It remains below its long term average nevertheless. The turning point indicator places in the favorable area.

Business leaders consider that their past activity increased noticeably in manufacturing industry, which includes the ‘Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products’ sector from now on.

Stocks of finished goods decrease again and are rated very light. Total order books increase but stay low. Export order books, which were light before, decrease anew.

The personal production outlook for the next month stabilizes near its long-term average. The general production outlook, which represents business leaders’ opinion on French industry as a whole, increase strongly.

tableau – Leaders' opinion: manufacturing industrial activity

Balance of opinion, s.a, in %
Leaders' opinion: manufacturing industrial activity
Manufacturing industry Average* Jan. 10 Feb. 10 Mar. 10 Apr. 10
Synthetic index 100 91 90 93 97
Recent changes in output 5 4 1 5 22
Finished-goods inventory level 14 –3 –2 –7 –10
Demand and total order levels –17 –43 –48 –43 –36
Demand and export order levels –12 –56 –49 –41 –46
Personal production expectations 5 3 –1 5 4
General production expectations –8 –0 1 –3 8
  • * : 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)