In August 2016, the French business climate is almost stableBusiness climate indicator and turning point indicator - August 2016

In August 2016, the business climate indicator is virtually stable. The composite indicator, compiled from the answers of business managers in the main sectors, has lost one point and stands at to its level of April (101), slightly above its long-term average (100). The climate has lost two points in manufacturing, one point in retail trade. It is stable in services and building construction.

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Paru le : 25/08/2016
Prochaine parution le : 23/11/2017 at 08:45 - November 2017

The French business climate is slightly above its average

In August 2016, the business climate indicator is virtually stable. The composite indicator, compiled from the answers of business managers in the main sectors, has lost one point and stands at to its level of April (101), slightly above its long-term average (100). The climate has lost two points in manufacturing, one point in retail trade. It is stable in services and building construction.

Graph_climaff – French business climate composite indicator

Graph_indicret – Turning point indicator

  • Close to +1 (resp. −1): favourable business climate (unfavourable). Between −0.3 and 0.3: uncertainty area.

Tableau – Business climate and turning point indicators

Business climate and turning point indicators
April 16 May 16 June 16 July 16 Aug. 16
Composite indicators
France 101 102 100 102 101
Manufacturing 105 104 102 103 101
Wholesale trade - 102 - 104 -
Building construction 95 95 95 95 95
Retail trade 100 104 102 104 103
Services 99 101 98 101 101
Turning point indicators
France 0.0 0.1 –0.7 0.1 –0.1
Manufacturing 0.1 0.0 –0.4 0.0 –0.6
Wholesale trade - 0.5 - 0.8 -
Building construction 0.9 0.9 –0.1 0.7 –0.2
Services 0.3 0.8 –0.5 0.2 0.1
  • Source: INSEE, Business tendency surveys

The turning point indicator for the French economy as a whole is in the area showing an uncertain short-term economic outlook.

Documentation

Methodology (pdf, 125 Ko)