The French business climate still improves in April 2011Business climate indicator and turning point indicator - April 2011

According to the business leaders of the main economic sectors, the French business climate still improves in March 2011. The indicator reaches 109, staying above its long term average for the eighth month in a row. The business climate is particularly improving this month in the services sector. It remains favourable in industry, while it recovers a bit in retail trade. In building industry, a slight improvement is perceptible through business leaders’ answers.

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No 101
Paru le : 22/04/2011
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

According to the business leaders of the main economic sectors, the French business climate still improves in March 2011. The indicator reaches 109, staying above its long term average for the eighth month in a row. The business climate is particularly improving this month in the services sector. It remains favourable in industry, while it recovers a bit in retail trade. In building industry, a slight improvement is perceptible through business leaders’ answers.

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

Tab_EN – Business climate and turning point indicators

Business climate and turning point indicators
Dec. 10 Jan. 11 Feb. 11 Mar. 11 Apr. 11
Business climates
France 105 106 107 108 109
Industry 102 108 106 110 110
Wholesale trade - 104 - 109 -
Building 99 99 100 100 102
Retail trade 108 108 105 104 106
Services 102 103 105 106 109
Turning point indicators
France 1,0 1,0 1,0 1,0 1,0
Industry 0,2 0,9 0,5 0,6 0,3
Wholesale trade - 0,9 - 1,0 -
Building –0,4 –0,8 –0,4 0,1 0,2
Services 1,0 1,0 1,0 1,0 1,0
  • Source(s) : INSEE, Business tendency surveys

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