The French business climate stays steady in May 2014Business climate indicator and turning point indicator - May 2014

According to business managers in the main sectors, the business climate in France is at 94, six points below its long-term average (100). The business climate gains one point in the building sector but loses one point in the services sector, still below its long-term average. It loses one point in industry, but is steady in wholesale and retail trade sector. In those three sectors, it is equal or close to its long-term average.

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No 116
Paru le : 22/05/2014
Prochaine parution le : 21/12/2017 at 08:45 - December 2017

The business climate is almost steady…

According to business managers in the main sectors, the business climate in France is at 94, six points below its long-term average (100). The business climate gains one point in the building sector but loses one point in the services sector, still below its long-term average. It loses one point in industry, but is steady in wholesale and retail trade sector. In those three sectors, it is equal or close to its long-term average.

… and the turning point indicator stays in the favourable area.

In all sectors, the turning point indicator stays in the favourable area.

Tableau – Business climate and turning point indicators

Business climate and turning point indicators
Jan. 14 Feb. 14 March 14 April 14 May 14
Composite indicators
France 94 94 95 94 94
Industry 100 100 101 100 99
Wholesale trade 97 - 99 - 99
Building 93 93 94 93 94
Retail trade 98 95 97 98 98
Services 92 92 93 91 90
Turning point indicators
France 0,8 0,7 0,6 0,6 0,5
Industry 0,9 0,3 0,7 0,5 0,5
Wholesale trade 0,3 - 0,3 - 0,9
Building –0,1 –0,7 0,2 0,1 0,3
Services 0,9 –0,7 0,2 1,0 0,9
  • Source(s) : INSEE, Business tendency surveys

Graph_climaff – Composite indicator

  • Sources : Insee, business surveys

Graph_indicret – Turning point indicator

Documentation

Methodology (pdf, 125 Ko)