In September 2010, the business climate indicator in manufacturing industry continues to progressMonthly business survey (goods-producing industries) - September 2010

According to the business leaders questioned in September, the industrial economic situation in France continues to improve: the business climate indicator increases by one point, coming close to its long-term average. The turning index increases. Located in the neutral area in the beginning of summer, it is now in the favorable area.

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Manufacturing industry

According to the business leaders questioned in September, the industrial economic situation in France continues to improve: the business climate indicator increases by one point, coming close to its long-term average. The turning index increases. Located in the neutral area in the beginning of summer, it is now in the favorable area.

Business leaders consider that their past activity slowed down noticeably but remains in increase. Stocks of finished products are still regarded as below to the normal. At the same time, order books, notably the export ones, slightly improve but are still rated as low.

Down in June and July, the personal production outlook for the next months recovers strongly, but remains below their long-term average. The general production outlook, which represents business leaders’ opinion on French industry as a whole, is also progressing.

tableau – Leaders' opinion: manufacturing industrial activity

Balance of opinion, s.a, in %
Leaders' opinion: manufacturing industrial activity
Manufacturing industry Average* May 10 Jun. 10 Jul. 10 Sep. 10
Synthetic index 100 97 96 97 98
Recent changes in output 5 23 20 19 12
Finished-goods inventory level 13 5 4 –1 2
Demand and total order levels –17 –32 –35 –30 –25
Demand and export order levels –12 –40 –32 –25 –16
Personal production expectations 5 3 –7 –11 0
General production expectations –8 –3 –4 –1 3
  • * : 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)