France Business Confidence  1976-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

French industrial confidence edged down to 110 in September 2017 from a near ten-year high of 111 in the preceding month. The balance of opinion on past activity fell 10 points to 11, while the one on export order books was stable at 0. Meantime, expectations on personal production increased markedly (+4 points to 18) and business managers were more optimistic about the general production prospects for the sector (+3 points to 23). Also, the balance of opinion on global order books rose 2 points to -1, its highest level since March 2008. The composite indicator, compiled from the answers of business managers in manufacturing, building, services and retail trade, was unchanged at 109, its highest level since April 2011. Business Confidence in France averaged 100.03 from 1976 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 124 in June of 2000 and a record low of 67 in March of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-07-25 06:45 AM Business Confidence 109 109 108 107
2017-08-24 06:45 AM Business Confidence 111 108 108 109
2017-09-26 06:45 AM Business Confidence 110 111 110
2017-10-24 06:45 AM Business Confidence 110 110 111
2017-11-23 07:45 AM Business Confidence 112.58
2017-12-21 07:45 AM Business Confidence 112.95


France Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 110.00 111.00 124.00 67.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 56.10 55.80 57.50 42.70 [+]
Services PMI 57.00 54.90 62.90 40.20 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 57.10 55.20 57.10 41.90 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.10 3.90 8.50 -19.40 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.30 0.80 4.20 -5.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.10 4.10 69.00 -27.10 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 84.20 83.50 90.30 71.40 percent [+]
New Orders -5.00 -4.00 28.00 -66.00 [+]
Bankruptcies 336.00 317.00 810.00 183.00 Companies [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 29.70 35.30 79.80 -63.90 [+]
Car Registrations 174207.00 177169.00 247003.00 99444.00 Cars [+]
Changes In Inventories 7305.00 10761.00 10761.00 -5843.00 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 29.00 28.00 38.00 26.00 [+]
Electricity Production 38794.00 40368.00 61424.00 31896.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 69.00 70.00 75.00 63.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 23.00 23.00 26.00 18.00 [+]
Steel Production 1134.88 1150.00 2466.00 643.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -2.00 2.80 20.40 -26.50 percent [+]


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 October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
110.00 111.00 124.00 67.00 1976 - 2017 Monthly
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Australia 7.00 Sep/17
Brazil 56.00 Oct/17
Canada 59.60 Sep/17
China 52.40 Sep/17
Euro Area 1.34 Sep/17
France 110.00 Sep/17
Germany 115.20 Sep/17
India 64.10 Mar/17
Indonesia 111.63 Jun/17
Italy 110.40 Sep/17
Japan 22.00 Sep/17
Mexico 49.66 Sep/17
Netherlands 8.50 Sep/17
Russia -3.00 Sep/17
South Korea 83.00 Sep/17
Spain 2.10 Sep/17
Switzerland 105.80 Sep/17
Turkey 111.60 Sep/17
United Kingdom -11.00 Dec/17
United States 60.80 Sep/17