The French business climate is stable in January 2015Business climate indicator and turning point indicator - January 2015

In January 2015, the business climate indicator, compiled from the answers of business managers in the main sectors, has stayed at the same level than in November and December (94), below its long-term average (100). The business climate in France is stable in manufacturing and services, while building construction has lost one point and the wholesale trade has lost two points. Only the retail trade has gone up (+8 points).

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No 13
Paru le : 23/01/2015
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

The business climate is stable

In January 2015, the business climate indicator, compiled from the answers of business managers in the main sectors, has stayed at the same level than in November and December (94), below its long-term average (100). The business climate in France is stable in manufacturing and services, while building construction has lost one point and the wholesale trade has lost two points. Only the retail trade has gone up (+8 points).

The turning point indicator stays in the favorable area

The overall turning point indicator stays in the favourable area.

Tableau – Business climate and turning point indicators

Business climate and turning point indicators
Sept. 14 Oct. 14 Nov. 14 Dec. 14 Jan. 15
Composite indicators
France 91 92 94 94 94
Manufacturing 96 98 99 99 99
Wholesale trade 91 - 96 - 94
Building construction 88 86 89 89 88
Retail trade 90 90 96 95 103
Services 92 93 93 92 92
Turning point indicators
France –1.0 –1.0 0.8 1.0 0.9
Manufacturing –0.1 –0.1 0.1 0.2 0.4
Wholesale trade –0.9 - 0.6 - 0.8
Building construction –1.0 –0.8 –0.1 0.0 –0.9
Services 1.0 0.5 0.8 1.0 0.9
  • Source(s): INSEE, Business tendency surveys

Graph_climaff – Composite indicator

Graph_indicret – Turning point indicator

  • Close to +1 (resp. -1): favorable business climate (unfavorable)

Documentation

Methodology (pdf, 125 Ko)