In Juny 2012, the business climate deteriorates slightly in manufacturing industryMonthly business survey (goods-producing industries) - June 2012

According to the business leaders questioned in Juny 2012, the industrial economic situation deteriorated slightly: the synthetic indicator decreases by one point. It remains markedly below its long-term average.

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Paru le : 19/06/2012
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Manufacturing industry

According to the business leaders questioned in Juny 2012, the industrial economic situation deteriorated slightly: the synthetic indicator decreases by one point. It remains markedly below its long-term average.

The turning point indicator remains in the unfavorable area.

Business leaders consider that the rhythm of activity has continued to decrease in manufacturing industry. Stocks of finished products decrease and are slightly below their long-term average. Total and export order books are nearly steady and are rated as very low: the balance of opinion remains very below their historical average.

Looking at the personal production outlook, which is steady, activity in manufacturing industry would be unfavorable in the next months. The general production outlook, which represents business leaders’ opinion on French industry as a whole, weakens slightly and remains very below its long-term average.

tableau – Leaders' opinion: manufacturing industrial activity

Balance of opinion, s.a, in %
Leaders' opinion: manufacturing industrial activity
Manufacturing industry Average* Mar. 12 Apr. 12 May 12 Jun. 12
Synthetic index 100 98 95 93 92
Recent changes in output 5 –8 –2 –4 –7
Finished-goods inventory level 13 11 10 12 10
Demand and total order levels –17 –20 –22 –29 –31
Demand and export order levels –12 –10 –25 –28 –29
Personal production expectations 5 8 –5 –4 –4
General production expectations –8 –15 –14 –28 –30
  • * : 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)