In June 2010, the business climate indicator decreased slightly in manufacturing industryMonthly business survey (goods-producing industries) - June 2010

According to the business leaders questioned in June, the industrial economic situation in France deteriorated slightly: the business climate indicator decreases a little. It places now five points below its long-term average. The turning point indicator stays to the neutral area, indicating an economic uncertainty.

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Paru le : 23/06/2010
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Manufacturing industry

According to the business leaders questioned in June, the industrial economic situation in France deteriorated slightly: the business climate indicator decreases a little. It places now five points below its long-term average. The turning point indicator stays to the neutral area, indicating an economic uncertainty.

Business leaders consider that their past activity has remained dynamic in manufacturing industry, still above its long-term average. Thereby, stocks of finished goods continue to increase and place near its long-term level. On the other hand, order books are still rated as low, including export oder books which increase nevertheless.

The personal production outlook for the next month deteriorates noticeably. The general production outlook, which represents business leaders’ opinion on French industry as a whole, 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* Mar. 10 Apr. 10 May 10 June 10
Synthetic index 100 93 96 97 95
Recent changes in output 5 5 21 23 21
Finished-goods inventory level 13 –7 –4 5 9
Demand and total order levels –17 –43 –38 –32 –36
Demand and export order levels –12 –41 –46 –40 –33
Personal production expectations 5 5 6 3 –7
General production expectations –8 –3 8 –3 –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)