The French business climate is improving in March 2015Business climate indicator and turning point indicator - March 2015

In March 2015, the business climate indicator is improving.

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No 67
Paru le : 25/03/2015
Prochaine parution le : 23/11/2017 at 08:45 - November 2017

The business climate is improving

In March 2015, the business climate indicator is improving.

The indicator, compiled from the answers of business managers in the main sectors, has moved upward, from 94 to 96, after being stable during three months. It still lies below its long-term average (100). The business climate indicator has improved by one point in services and by three points in trade. It is stable in building construction, and has lost one point in manufacturing.

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
Nov. 14 Dec. 14 Jan. 15 Feb. 15 March 15
Composite indicators
France 94 94 94 94 96
Manufacturing 99 99 100 100 99
Wholesale trade 96 - 95 - 98
Building construction 90 89 88 89 89
Retail trade 96 95 103 101 104
Services 93 92 92 92 93
Turning point indicators
France 0,8 1,0 0,9 0,8 0,7
Manufacturing 0,2 0,3 0,5 0,4 0,5
Wholesale trade 0,6 - 0,8 - 0,8
Building construction –0,1 0,0 –0,9 –0,4 0,0
Services 0,8 1,0 0,9 0,9 1,0
  • 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)