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

Warning: From now on, the turning point indicator (France and Services) is computed with a new method (cf. methodology).

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Paru le : 23/04/2015
Prochaine parution le : 21/12/2017 at 08:45 - December 2017

Warning: From now on, the turning point indicator (France and Services) is computed with a new method (cf. methodology).

The business climate is stable

In April 2015, the business climate indicator is stable.

The indicator, compiled from the answers of business managers in the main sectors, is stable, after having moved upward in March. It still lies below (96) its long-term average (100). The business climate indicator has gained two points in manufacturing, but lost one point in building construction, retail trade and services

The turning point indicator signals short term uncertainty

The turning point indicator signals uncertainty in the short-term. It stays in the favorable area in manufacturing and in the unfavorable area in services.

Tableau – Business climate and turning point indicators

Business climate and turning point indicators
Dec. 14 Jan. 15 Feb. 15 March 15 April 15
Composite indicators
France 94 94 94 96 96
Manufacturing 99 100 100 99 101
Wholesale trade - 95 - 98 -
Building construction 89 88 89 89 88
Retail trade 95 103 101 104 103
Services 92 92 92 93 92
Turning point indicators
France 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.2
Manufacturing 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.6
Wholesale trade - 0.8 - 0.8 -
Building construction 0.0 –0.9 –0.4 0.0 –0.1
Services –0.9 –0.8 –0.8 –0.7 –0.7
  • Source(s): INSEE, Business tendency surveys

Graph_climaff – Composite indicator

Graph_indicret – Turning point indicator

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

Documentation

Methodology (pdf, 125 Ko)