In February 2013, the business climate in manufacturing industryimprovesMonthly business survey (goods-producing industries) - February 2013

According to the business leaders questioned in February 2013, the industrial economic situation improves. The synthetic indicator increased by three points but was very below its long-term average.

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Paru le : 20/02/2013
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

Manufacturing industry

According to the business leaders questioned in February 2013, the industrial economic situation improves. The synthetic indicator increased by three points but was very below its long-term average.

The turning point indicator remains in the neutral area.

Business leaders remain pessimistic about their past activity: the balance of opinion is steady but is very low.

Business leaders consider also that their production outlook improves, even if the balance of opinion remains below their long-term average.

While export order books increased markedly, total order books are rated as nearly steady: they remain considered as very low.

The general production outlook, which represents business leaders’ opinion on French industry as a whole, are nearly steady; this balance of opinion remains very low.

Stocks of finished products increase slightly but their level is rated as below their long-term average.

tableau – Leaders' opinion: manufacturing industrial activity

Balance of opinion, s.a, in %
Leaders' opinion: manufacturing industrial activity
Manufacturing industry Average* Nov. 12 Déc. 12 Jan. 13 Fev. 13
Synthetic index 100 88 89 87 90
Recent changes in output 5 –16 –10 –24 –24
Finished-goods inventory level 13 15 11 4 8
Demand and total order levels –17 –34 –37 –34 –32
Demand and export order levels –13 –35 –37 –41 –29
Personal production expectations 5 –7 –9 –14 2
General production expectations –9 –42 –38 –35 –36
  • * : 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)