the French business climate remains deteriorated in august 2012Business climate indicator and turning point indicator - August 2012

According to the business leaders of the main economic sectors, the French business climate remains deteriorated in august 2012. The indicator stood at 87 points and is still under its long term average (100). Business climate indicators increase by 1 point in industry, in the building sector, and in retail trade. However, the business climate indicator in services decreases by 2 points.

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Paru le : 29/08/2012
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Warning: This publication marks a significant innovation. Now INSEE publishes the results of surveys for the month of August.

According to the business leaders of the main economic sectors, the French business climate remains deteriorated in august 2012. The indicator stood at 87 points and is still under its long term average (100). Business climate indicators increase by 1 point in industry, in the building sector, and in retail trade. However, the business climate indicator in services decreases by 2 points.

At the same time, the turning point indicator indicates an unfavourable business climate.

Tab_EN – Business climate and turning point indicators

Business climate and turning point indicators
April 12 May 12 June12 July 12 Aug. 12
Business climates
France 95 91 90 87 87
Industry 95 93 91 89 90
Wholesale trade - 93 - 95 -
Building 99 97 97 95 96
Retail trade 97 92 95 89 91
Services 92 90 87 87 85
Turning point indicators
France –0,5 –0,7 –1,0 –1,0 –1,0
Industry 0,4 –0,7 –0,9 –0,9 –0,4
Wholesale trade - –0,5 - –0,6 -
Building –1,0 –1,0 –0,7 –0,9 –0,6
Services 0,6 0,6 –1,0 –1,0 –1,0
  • Source(s) : INSEE, Business tendency surveys

Documentation

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