The French business climate improves again in September 2013Business climate indicator and turning point indicator - September 2013

According to business managers in the main sectors, the business climate in France rise by three points in September and reaches 94, still below its long term average (100). The business climate lost one point in the manufacturing industry, but rose by four points in the service sector, by one point in the building sector, by six points in retail trade and by eight points in the wholesale trade sector.

Informations rapides
No 215
Paru le : 25/09/2013
Prochaine parution le : 24/10/2017 at 08:45 - October 2017

The business climate keeps improving…

According to business managers in the main sectors, the business climate in France rise by three points in September and reaches 94, still below its long term average (100). The business climate lost one point in the manufacturing industry, but rose by four points in the service sector, by one point in the building sector, by six points in retail trade and by eight points in the wholesale trade sector.

… and the turning point indicator shows a recovery

The turning point indicator is now in the favorable area.

Tableau – Composite and turning point indicators

Composite and turning point indicators
May 13 June 13 July 13 Aug. 13 Sept. 13
Composite indicators
France 85 86 88 91 94
Industry 92 93 95 98 97
Wholesale trade 89 - 88 - 96
Building 93 91 91 92 93
Retail trade 85 86 86 95 101
Services 84 84 86 89 93
Turning point indicators
France –0,9 –0,7 –0,6 0,5 1,0
Industry –0,3 0,1 0,5 0,8 0,8
Wholesale trade –0,4 - –0,1 - 0,9
Building –0,4 –0,9 –0,6 0,2 0,9
Services –0,9 0,6 1,0 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)