The French business climate improved again in august 2013Business climate indicator and turning point indicator - August 2013

According to business managers in the main sectors, the business climate in France rose by three points in august and reaches 90, still below its long term average (100). The business climate rose by three points in the manufacturing industry, by two points in the service sector and by eight points in retail trade. It remained stable in the building sector.

Informations rapides
No 193
Paru le : 29/08/2013
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

The business climate recovered again…

According to business managers in the main sectors, the business climate in France rose by three points in august and reaches 90, still below its long term average (100). The business climate rose by three points in the manufacturing industry, by two points in the service sector and by eight points in retail trade. It remained stable in the building sector.

… and the turning point indicator indicates a stabilization

The turning point indicator is no longer in the unfavorable area and it now indicates a stabilization.

Tableau – Business climate and turning point indicators

Business climate and turning point indicators
April 13 May 13 June 13 July 13 Aug. 13
Composite indicators
France 84 85 86 87 90
Industry 88 92 93 95 98
Wholesale trade - 89 - 88 -
Building 93 93 91 91 91
Retail trade 86 85 87 86 94
Services 84 84 84 86 88
Turning point indicators
France –1.0 –1.0 –0.9 –0.7 –0.2
Industry –0.7 –0.3 0.1 0.5 0.8
Wholesale trade - –0.4 - –0.4 -
Building –0.6 –0.4 –0.9 –0.6 –0.5
Services –1.0 –0.9 0.7 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)