In April 2013, the business climate in manufacturing industrydeterioratesMonthly business survey (goods-producing industries) - April 2013

According to the business leaders questioned in April 2013, the industrial economic situation deteriorates. The synthetic indicator decreases by three points: it is very below its long-term average.

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Paru le : 23/04/2013
Prochaine parution le : 21/12/2017 at 08:45 - December 2017

Manufacturing industry

According to the business leaders questioned in April 2013, the industrial economic situation deteriorates. The synthetic indicator decreases by three points: it is very below its long-term average.

The turning point indicator remains in the unfavorable area.

According to the business leaders, their past activity deteriorated strongly; the balance of opinion weakens markedly and is very low.

On the other hand, the balance of opinion about the production outlook of business leaders goes down slightly and is markedly below its long-term average.

Total and export order books decreased and are considered as very low. The corresponding balances of opinion are very below their long-terme average.

The general production outlook, which represents business leaders’ opinion on French industry as a whole, deteriorated; this balance of opinion reached a very low level.

Stocks of finished products increased but are still rated as below their normal level.

tableau – Leaders' opinion: manufacturing industrial activity

Balance of opinion, s.a, in %
Leaders' opinion: manufacturing industrial activity
Manufacturing industry Average* Jan. 13 Feb. 13 March 13 April 13
Synthetic index 100 90 92 91 88
Recent changes in output 5 –13 –15 –12 –19
Finished-goods inventory level 13 6 10 6 10
Demand and total order levels –18 –29 –32 –34 –40
Demand and export order levels –13 –33 –30 –25 –28
Personal production expectations 5 –9 5 0 –3
General production expectations –9 –33 –34 –45 –49
  • * : The average of the balances opinion since 1976.
  • Source : Monthly business survey - INSEE

Graphang1 – Industrial economic climate - Synthetic Index

Graphang2 – Turning-point indicator

Graphang3 – Business leaders' opinion (manufacturing industry)