The French business climate is slightly trending down in December 2013Business climate indicator and turning point indicator - December 2013

According to business managers in the main sectors, the business climate in France is down to 94. It is 10 points higher than in April, but still below its long-term average (100). The business climate is up by two points in the manufacturing industry. It is stable in the building sector,but loses one point in retail trade and four points in the services sector.

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No 290
Paru le : 20/12/2013
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

The business climate is slightly trending down…

According to business managers in the main sectors, the business climate in France is down to 94. It is 10 points higher than in April, but still below its long-term average (100). The business climate is up by two points in the manufacturing industry. It is stable in the building sector,but loses one point in retail trade and four points in the services sector.

…although the turning point indicator stays in the favorable area.

The turning point indicator barely pulls back, but stays in the area signaling a favourable business climate.

Tableau – Business climate and turning point indicators

Business climate and turning point indicators
Aug. 13 Sept. 13 Oct. 13 Nov. 13 Dec. 13
Composite indicators
France 91 95 95 95 94
Industry 98 97 98 98 100
Wholesale trade - 97 - 98 -
Building 92 93 94 94 94
Retail trade 95 101 98 95 94
Services 89 94 93 95 91
Turning point indicators
France 0,5 1,0 1,0 1,0 0,8
Industry 0,8 0,8 0,5 0,4 0,9
Wholesale trade - 0,9 - 0,0 -
Building 0,3 0,9 0,9 0,7 0,5
Services 1,0 1,0 1,0 1,0 0,8
  • Source(s): INSEE, Business tendency surveys

Graph_climaff – Composite indicator

  • Sources : Insee, business surveys

Graph_indicret – Turning point indicator

Documentation

Methodology (pdf, 125 Ko)