The French business climate remains sluggish in may 2013Business climate indicator and turning point indicator - May 2013

Calculated from the answers of business leaders of the main sectors of activity, the French business climate remains stable in may and is 84, still below its long term average (100). The business climate sectoral indicators remained at low levels. The business climate rose by four points in manufacturing industry, but dropped by two points in the building industry. In wholesaling, the composite indicator dropped by two points in two months. In services and retail trade, the synthetic indicators remained stable.

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Paru le : 24/05/2013
Prochaine parution le : 21/12/2017 at 08:45 - December 2017

The business climate remains deteriorated…

Calculated from the answers of business leaders of the main sectors of activity, the French business climate remains stable in may and is 84, still below its long term average (100). The business climate sectoral indicators remained at low levels. The business climate rose by four points in manufacturing industry, but dropped by two points in the building industry. In wholesaling, the composite indicator dropped by two points in two months. In services and retail trade, the synthetic indicators remained stable.

… with an unfavourable dynamic

The french turning point indicator is in an unfavourable area.

Tableau – Business climate and turning point indicators

Business climate and turning point indicators
Jan. 13 Feb. 13 March 13 April 13 May 13
Composite indicators
France 88 88 86 84 84
Industry 90 92 91 88 92
Wholesale trade 89 - 90 - 88
Building 94 93 93 94 92
Retail trade 87 90 89 87 87
Services 90 88 84 83 83
Turning point indicators
France –0,7 –0,5 –0,9 –1,0 –1,0
Industry 0,5 0,2 0,3 –0,7 0,0
Wholesale trade –0,1 - –0,4 - –0,3
Building –0,5 –0,6 –0,9 –0,5 –1,0
Services 1,0 1,0 –0,6 –1,0 –1,0
  • Source(s) : INSEE, Business tendency surveys

Graph_climaff – Composite indicator

  • Sources : Insee, business surveys

Graph_indicret – Turning point indicator

Documentation

Methodology (pdf, 125 Ko)