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

According to the business leaders questioned in November, the industrial economic situation in France deteriorated slightly : the business climate indicator decreases a little. It places now at its long-term average.

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Paru le : 23/11/2010
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Manufacturing industry

According to the business leaders questioned in November, the industrial economic situation in France deteriorated slightly : the business climate indicator decreases a little. It places now at its long-term average.

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

Business leaders consider that their past activity slowed down noticeably in November, after being very dynamic since last April. the level of stocks of finished products are considered less light than in October but remained at a low level. Total order books decrease again and are still considered as very low. However, export order books improve and approch their long term average.

Although declining, the personal production outlook for the next month remain at a higt level. The general production outlook, which represents business leaders’ opinion on French industry as a whole, also remains positive.

tableau – Leaders' opinion: manufacturing industrial activity

Balance of opinion, s.a, in %
Leaders' opinion: manufacturing industrial activity
Manufacturing industry Average* Jul. 10 Sep. 10 Oct. 10 Nov. 10
Synthetic index 100 97 99 102 100
Recent changes in output 5 19 10 13 7
Finished-goods inventory level 13 –1 3 –2 0
Demand and total order levels –17 –30 –23 –24 –28
Demand and export order levels –12 –25 –19 –17 –14
Personal production expectations 5 –11 4 16 11
General production expectations –8 –1 3 8 8
  • * : 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)