The manufacturing climate indicator in France fell to 106 in May of 2022, the lowest in 14 months, and below market forecasts of 107. Business sentiment deteriorated for personal prospects of production (6 vs 10), general production expectations (-9 vs -4) and foreign order books (-4 vs 2) while the expected trend in selling prices has risen again and has reached a new record. Meanwhile, the balance on the expected trend in selling prices reached a record high of 55, compared to 45 in April. source: INSEE, France

Business Confidence in France averaged 100.18 points from 1976 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 124 points in June of 2000 and a record low of 67 points in March of 2009. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2022.

Business Confidence in France is expected to be 106.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the France Business Confidence is projected to trend around 107.00 points in 2023 and 104.00 points in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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France Business Confidence



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-04-21 06:45 AM Apr 108 107 105 104
2022-05-24 06:45 AM May 106 108 107 107
2022-06-24 06:45 AM Jun 106


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Business Confidence 106.00 108.00 points May 2022
Industrial Production Mom -0.50 -1.20 percent Mar 2022
Industrial Production 0.08 2.06 percent Mar 2022
Manufacturing Production 1.49 2.89 percent Mar 2022
Capacity Utilization 78.09 78.86 percent Apr 2022
New Orders -1.30 -7.90 points Jan 2022
Business Climate Indicator 106.00 106.00 points May 2022
Changes In Inventories 10757.00 7451.00 EUR Million Mar 2022
Mining Production -2.25 1.21 percent Mar 2022

France Business Confidence
In France, Business Climate measures industrial entrepreneurs’ sentiment about current business situation and expectation about business conditions. The survey sample comprises about 4,000 enterprises in the manufacturing and mining industries. 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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
106.00 108.00 124.00 67.00 1976 - 2022 points Monthly
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France Business Confidence Down to 14-Month Low
The manufacturing climate indicator in France fell to 106 in May of 2022, the lowest in 14 months, and below market forecasts of 107. Business sentiment deteriorated for personal prospects of production (6 vs 10), general production expectations (-9 vs -4) and foreign order books (-4 vs 2) while the expected trend in selling prices has risen again and has reached a new record. Meanwhile, the balance on the expected trend in selling prices reached a record high of 55, compared to 45 in April.
2022-05-24
France Business Confidence Improves Slightly
The manufacturing climate indicator in France increased slightly to 108 in April of 2022 after sinking by 5 points to 107 in March. Improvements were seen in both overall orders (1 vs -3) and foreign orders (3 vs -1) and in the current level of the finished-goods inventory (11 vs 5), with business leaders estimating that their inventories were close to their usual level for this time of the year. Also, the expected trend in selling prices eased although it remains at a high level (44 vs 54).On the other hand, production expectations worsened a bit (-5 vs -3).
2022-04-21
French Business Morale Eases More than Expected
The manufacturing climate indicator in France declined to a 11-month low of 106 in March of 2022 from 112 in the previous month and compared to market estimates of 110. Past production shrunk (14 vs 16 in February) and production prospects degraded, both for general (-2 vs 22) as well as personal (4 vs 25). At the same time, goods producers were more pessimistic about foreign order books (-3 vs -2) and overall order books (-5 vs 1). On the price front, expected trend in selling prices rose sharply and reached a fresh high (53 vs 45).
2022-03-24