The French business climate remains deteriorated in october 2012Business climate indicator and turning point indicator - October 2012

According to the business leaders of the main economic sectors, the French business climate loses one point again in october to reach 85 points, still under its long term average (100). Business climate indicator in manufacturing industry decreases by 5 points in october and the indicator in services loses 1 point. The indicator in the building sector remains stable whereas that of retail trade gains 2 points.

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Paru le : 23/10/2012
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

The business climate remains deteriorated…

According to the business leaders of the main economic sectors, the French business climate loses one point again in october to reach 85 points, still under its long term average (100). Business climate indicator in manufacturing industry decreases by 5 points in october and the indicator in services loses 1 point. The indicator in the building sector remains stable whereas that of retail trade gains 2 points.

… with an unfavourable outlook

The french business climate is still in an unfavourable zone. Sectoral turning point indicators are also in an unfavourable zone, with the exception of the indicator in services which indicates an uncertain outlook.

Tableau – Business climate and turning point indicators

Business climate and turning point indicators
June 12 July 12 Aug. 12 Sept. 12 Oct. 12
Business climates
France 90 87 87 86 85
Industry 91 89 90 90 85
Wholesale trade - 95 - 91 -
Building 97 95 95 94 94
Retail trade 95 89 92 87 89
Services 88 87 85 87 86
Turning point indicators
France –1,0 –1,0 –1,0 –1,0 –1,0
Industry –0,9 –0,9 –0,3 –0,1 –0,9
Wholesale trade - –0,8 - –1,0 -
Building –0,7 –1,0 –0,7 –0,6 –0,5
Services –1,0 –1,0 –1,0 0,1 –0,1
  • Source(s) : INSEE, Business tendency surveys

Graph_climaff – French business climate indicator

  • Sources : Insee, business surveys

Graph_indicret – French climate indicator

Documentation

Methodology (pdf, 125 Ko)