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

In February 2015, the business climate indicator, compiled from the answers of business managers in the main sectors, has stayed at the same level for three months in a row (94), below its long-term average (100). The business climate in France has lost one point in manufacturing and services and four points in the retail trade, while building construction has gained one point.

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No 37
Paru le : 24/02/2015
Prochaine parution le : 23/11/2017 at 08:45 - November 2017

The business climate is stable

In February 2015, the business climate indicator, compiled from the answers of business managers in the main sectors, has stayed at the same level for three months in a row (94), below its long-term average (100). The business climate in France has lost one point in manufacturing and services and four points in the retail trade, while building construction has gained one point.

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
Oct. 14 Nov. 14 Dec. 14 Jan. 15 Feb. 15
Composite indicators
France 92 94 94 94 94
Manufacturing 98 99 99 100 99
Wholesale trade - 96 - 94 -
Building construction 86 89 89 88 89
Retail trade 90 96 95 103 99
Services 93 93 92 92 91
Turning point indicators
France –1,0 0,8 1,0 0,9 0,8
Manufacturing –0,1 0,1 0,2 0,4 0,4
Wholesale trade - 0,6 - 0,8 -
Building construction –0,8 –0,1 0,0 –0,9 –0,4
Services 0,5 0,8 1,0 0,9 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)