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

According to the business leaders of the main economic sectors, the French business climate improves in September 2010. The indicator attains 102, and is beyond its long term average for the first time in more than two years. This increase hides slight differences among economic sectors : business leaders’ answers suggest an clear improvement in wholesale trade and retail trade. An improvement is also visible in industry and services, though smaller. Business leaders’answers are at last less optimistic in building industry.

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Paru le : 23/09/2010
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According to the business leaders of the main economic sectors, the French business climate improves in September 2010. The indicator attains 102, and is beyond its long term average for the first time in more than two years. This increase hides slight differences among economic sectors : business leaders’ answers suggest an clear improvement in wholesale trade and retail trade. An improvement is also visible in industry and services, though smaller. Business leaders’answers are at last less optimistic in building industry.

At the same time, the turning point indicator clearly remains in the favourable zone for more than one year. This shows continuous signs of a coming recovery.

Tab_EN – Business climate and turning point indicators

Business climate and turning point indicators
Apr. 10 May. 10 Jun. 10 Jul. 10 Sep. 10
Business climates
France 98 98 97 98 102
Industry 96 97 96 97 98
Wholesale trade 95 - 101 - 103
Building 92 93 92 95 95
Retail trade 105 103 102 100 107
Services 99 99 98 98 99
Turning point indicators
France 1,0 1,0 1,0 0,9 1,0
Industry 0,3 0,1 0,1 0,3 0,7
Wholesale trade 1,0 - 0,8 - 0,8
Building –0,7 –0,7 –0,5 0,5 0,0
  • Source(s) : INSEE, Business tendency surveys

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