In July 2010, the business climate indicator increased in manufacturing industry anewMonthly business survey (goods-producing industries) - July 2010

According to the business leaders questioned in July, the industrial economic situation in France improved: the business climate indicator increases by two points. It places now on its highest level since july 2008. The turning point indicator stays to the neutral area, indicating an economic uncertainty.

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Paru le : 22/07/2010
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Manufacturing industry

According to the business leaders questioned in July, the industrial economic situation in France improved: the business climate indicator increases by two points. It places now on its highest level since july 2008. The turning point indicator stays to the neutral area, indicating an economic uncertainty.

Business leaders consider that their past activity increased in manufacturing industry, still above its long-term average. Stocks of finished goods decrease and are rated light. Order books, total and export, improve in July, but remain low.

The personal production outlook for the next month deteriorates anew and is considered as low. Conversely, the general production outlook, which represents business leaders’ opinion on French industry as a whole, increases slightly and stays yet above its long-term average.

tableau – Leaders' opinion: manufacturing industrial activity

Balance of opinion, s.a, in %
Leaders' opinion: manufacturing industrial activity
Manufacturing industry Average* Apr. 10 May 10 Jun. 10 Jul. 10
Synthetic index 100 96 97 96 98
Recent changes in output 5 21 23 20 22
Finished-goods inventory level 13 –4 5 4 –2
Demand and total order levels –17 –38 –32 –35 –30
Demand and export order levels –12 –46 –40 –32 –29
Personal production expectations 5 6 3 –7 –9
General production expectations –8 8 –3 –4 –2
  • * : 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)