In June 2013, the business climate in manufacturing industryis nearly steadyMonthly business survey (goods-producing industries) - June 2013

According to the business leaders questioned in June 2013, the industrial economic situation is nearly steady. The synthetic indicator increases by one point but remains below its long-term average.

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Paru le : 25/06/2013
Prochaine parution le : 24/10/2017 at 08:45 - October 2017

Manufacturing industry

According to the business leaders questioned in June 2013, the industrial economic situation is nearly steady. The synthetic indicator increases by one point but remains below its long-term average.

The turning point indicator is in the neutral area.

The balance of opinion about the past activity is nearly steady and is below its long-term average; the balance of opinion is nearly steady and its level is nearly below the long-terme average.

On the other hand, the balance of opinion about the production outlook of business leaders is nearly steady and remains below its long-term average.

Export and total order books remain nearly at their level of May. As the corresponding balances of opinion are very below their long-terme average, they are considered as not very furnished.

The general production outlook, which represents business leaders’ opinion on French industry as a whole,remain at a very low level, in spite of a littme improvement.

Finally, stocks of finished products are nearly steady and their level is rated as nerly below their normal level.

tableau – Leaders' opinion: manufacturing industrial activity

Balance of opinion, s.a, in %
Leaders' opinion: manufacturing industrial activity
Manufacturing industry Average* March 13 April 13 May 13 June 13
Synthetic index 100 91 88 92 93
Recent changes in output 4 –13 –17 –3 –5
Finished-goods inventory level 13 6 10 11 9
Demand and total order levels –18 –34 –40 –31 –30
Demand and export order levels –13 –25 –26 –29 –28
Personal production expectations 5 1 –2 –2 0
General production expectations –9 –45 –49 –46 –42
  • * : The average of the balances opinion since 1976.
  • Source : Monthly business survey - INSEE

Graphang1 – Industrial economic climate - Synthetic Index

Graphang2 – Turning-point indicator