The French business climate still stable in June 2010Business climate indicator and turning point indicator - June 2010

According to the business leaders of the main economic sectors, the French business climate is practically stable in June 2010, after a continuous increase between April 2009 and April 2010. However, this stabilization hides differences among economic sectors: business leaders’ answers suggest an improvement in services and retail trade. They are less optimistic in industry and building sectors.

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Paru le : 23/06/2010
Prochaine parution le : 23/11/2017 at 08:45 - November 2017

According to the business leaders of the main economic sectors, the French business climate is practically stable in June 2010, after a continuous increase between April 2009 and April 2010. However, this stabilization hides differences among economic sectors: business leaders’ answers suggest an improvement in services and retail trade. They are less optimistic in industry and building sectors.

At the same time, the turning point indicator remains in the favourable zone since one year, 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
Feb. 10 Mar. 10 Apr. 10 May. 10 Jun. 10
Business climates
France 91 92 96 97 96
Industry 90 93 96 97 95
Wholesale trade - 87 - 92 -
Building 92 91 92 93 93
Retail trade 99 98 105 103 101
Services 93 92 98 99 98
Turning point indicators
France 1,0 1,0 1,0 1,0 1,0
Industry –0,4 0,3 0,3 0,1 –0,1
Wholesale trade - 0,8 - 1,0 -
Building 0,6 0,6 0,5 0,5 0,3
  • Source(s) : INSEE, Business tendency surveys

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