France Business Confidence  1976-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The French industrial sentiment indicator fell slightly to 108 in July 2018 from a downwardly revised of 109 in the previous month, and below market expectations of 110. It was the lowest reading since July 2017, as manufacturers were less optimistic about the general production prospects for the sector (10 vs 14 in June), and their opinion on overall (-6 vs -1) and export order books (-4 vs -2) also deteriorated. Also, the balance of opinion on personal production expectations decreased slightly after reaching in June its highest level since November 2000 (22 vs 24); and that on past activity edged down by one point back to its long-term average (5 vs 6). As regards employment, the balance of opinion on expected workforce size has fallen back (0 vs 4) while that on past workforce size remains stable (at 3). Business Confidence in France averaged 99.99 Index Points from 1976 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 124 Index Points in June of 2000 and a record low of 66 Index Points in March of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-05-24 06:45 AM Business Confidence 109 109 108 110
2018-06-21 06:45 AM Business Confidence 110 110 108 111
2018-07-24 06:45 AM Business Confidence 108 109 110 110
2018-08-23 06:45 AM Business Confidence 108 109
2018-09-26 06:45 AM Business Confidence 108
2018-10-24 06:45 AM Business Confidence 109


France Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 108.00 109.00 124.00 66.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.30 52.50 58.80 42.70 [+]
Services PMI 54.90 55.90 62.90 40.20 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 54.40 55.00 60.30 41.90 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.70 -0.60 12.10 -19.30 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.60 -0.20 4.00 -4.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.60 -0.40 69.00 -27.10 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 85.00 85.20 90.30 71.40 percent [+]
New Orders -5.60 -1.40 26.00 -65.30 Index Points [+]
Bankruptcies 291.00 325.00 811.00 183.00 Companies [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -8.40 -2.60 79.80 -63.90 [+]
Car Registrations 190134.00 189353.00 247003.00 99444.00 [+]
Internet Speed 10756.57 10015.55 10756.57 3070.86 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 29887339.00 27078127.00 29887339.00 14688459.00 IP [+]
Mining Production 6.80 2.20 24.50 -27.00 percent [+]
Steel Production 1267.37 1332.98 2466.00 643.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Changes In Inventories 5208.00 3856.00 8470.00 -5846.00 EUR Million [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.18 5.20 5.21 5.05 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 22.00 21.00 23.00 15.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 31.00 29.00 38.00 26.00 [+]
Electricity Production 44850.00 44930.00 61424.00 31896.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 70.00 69.00 75.00 63.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 23.00 23.00 26.00 18.00 [+]


France Business Confidence

In France, the Business Climate Indicator measures entrepreneurs’ sentiment about current business situation and expectation about business conditions. The survey covers business leaders of the main economic sectors. The indicator is calculated using factor analysis technique. The index is then calculated in a way to measure the current sentiment in relation to the historic index values of the period 1993-2011. A value over 110 indicates unusually high optimism and a value under 90 indicates unusually high pessimism. The value 100 indicates neutrality. This page provides the latest reported value for - France Business Confidence - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. France Business Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
108.00 109.00 124.00 66.00 1976 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
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business confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 7.00 Jul/18
Brazil 50.20 Jul/18
Canada 61.80 Jul/18
China 51.20 Jul/18
Euro Area 1.29 Jul/18
France 108.00 Jul/18
Germany 101.70 Jul/18
India 59.70 Dec/17
Indonesia 112.82 Jun/18
Italy 106.90 Jul/18
Japan 21.00 Jun/18
Mexico 50.70 Jul/18
Netherlands 6.30 Jul/18
Russia -2.00 Jul/18
South Korea 74.00 Jul/18
Spain -1.90 Jul/18
Switzerland 101.10 Jul/18
Turkey 102.70 Jul/18
United Kingdom -3.00 Sep/18
United States 58.10 Jul/18


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