In April 2011, the economic climat stabilizes in manufacturing industryMonthly business survey (goods-producing industries) - April 2011

According to the business leaders questioned in April 2011, the situation in industry stabilized: the business climate indicator stays above its long-term average.

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Paru le : 22/04/2011
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Manufacturing industry

According to the business leaders questioned in April 2011, the situation in industry stabilized: the business climate indicator stays above its long-term average.

The turning point indicator decreases and goes down next to the neutral area, indicating an economic uncertainty.

Business leaders consider that their past activity has continued to accelerate and the balance of opinion remains distinctly above its long-term average. Stocks of finished products are still regarded as below to the normal. Export order books increase anew. They are considered as stronger, like total order books.

The activity of next months would slow down slightly, but would stay dynamic nevertheless: the personal perspectives of production, which decreases, remains on a rather high level. The general production outlook, which represents business leaders’ opinion on French industry as a whole, stays good too.

tableau – Leaders' opinion: manufacturing industrial activity

Balance of opinion, s.a, in %
Leaders' opinion: manufacturing industrial activity
Manufacturing industry Average* Jan. 11 Feb. 11 Mar. 11 Apr. 11
Synthetic index 100 108 106 110 110
Recent changes in output 5 20 21 22 27
Finished-goods inventory level 13 –4 –2 0 1
Demand and total order levels –17 –7 –17 –3 –2
Demand and export order levels –12 –10 –11 –6 –3
Personal production expectations 5 19 17 27 19
General production expectations –8 11 19 20 20
  • * : 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)