The French business climate is stable in February 2014Business climate indicator and turning point indicator - February 2014

According to business managers in the main sectors, the business climate in France is stable at 94, six points below its long-term average (100). The business climate is also stable in the manufacturing industry, building and the services sector. It loses four points in building in the retail trade sector.

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Informations rapides – No 41
Paru le : 02/25/2014
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The business climate is stable…

According to business managers in the main sectors, the business climate in France is stable at 94, six points below its long-term average (100). The business climate is also stable in the manufacturing industry, building and the services sector. It loses four points in building in the retail trade sector.

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

The turning point indicator stays in the area indicating a favourable business climate.

Tableau – Business climate and turning point indicators

Business climate and turning point indicators
Oct. 13 Nov. 13 Dec. 13 Jan. 14 Feb. 14
Composite indicators
France 95 95 94 94 94
Industry 98 98 100 100 100
Wholesale trade - 98 - 95 -
Building 94 94 94 93 93
Retail trade 98 95 95 98 94
Services 93 95 91 91 91
Turning point indicators
France 1,0 1,0 0,8 0,8 0,7
Industry 0,5 0,4 0,9 0,9 0,3
Wholesale trade - 0,0 - 0,2 -
Building 0,9 0,7 0,7 0,3 –0,5
Services 1,0 1,0 0,7 0,9 –0,8
  • Source(s) : INSEE, Business tendency surveys

Graph_climaff – Composite indicator

  • Sources : Insee, business surveys

Graph_indicret – Turning point indicator

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