the French business climate improves clearly in march 2012Business climate indicator and turning point indicator - March 2012

According to the business leaders of the main economic sectors, the French business climate improves clearly in march 2012. The indicator gains 4 points and reaches 95 points. It is still under its long term average (100). Business climate indicators also improve in industry (+3 points), in services (+2 points), in wholsale trade (+6 points in two months) and in retail trade (+4 points) but fell by one point in the building sector.

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Paru le : 23/03/2012
Prochaine parution le : 21/12/2017 at 08:45 - December 2017

According to the business leaders of the main economic sectors, the French business climate improves clearly in march 2012. The indicator gains 4 points and reaches 95 points. It is still under its long term average (100). Business climate indicators also improve in industry (+3 points), in services (+2 points), in wholsale trade (+6 points in two months) and in retail trade (+4 points) but fell by one point in the building sector.

At the same time, the turning point indicator improves slightly but still indicates an unfavourable tendancy relatively to the long term tendancy.

Tab_EN – Business climate and turning point indicators

Business climate and turning point indicators
Nov.11 Déc.11 Jan.12 Feb.12 Mar.12
Business climates
France 93 92 91 91 95
Industry 96 94 92 93 96
Wholesale trade 96 - 94 - 100
Building 99 99 100 99 98
Retail trade 93 93 89 90 94
Services 92 91 91 91 93
Turning point indicators
France –1,0 –1,0 –1,0 –0,9 –0,7
Industry –0,6 –0,5 –0,7 –0,6 0,5
Wholesale trade –0,8 - –0,9 - 0,8
Building –0,6 –0,7 0,3 –0,7 –0,7
Services –1,0 –0,6 –1,0 –1,0 –0,9
  • Source(s) : INSEE, Business tendency surveys

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