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

French industrial confidence rose to 111 in August of 2017 from a downwardly revised 108 in the preceding month and way above market consensus of 108. The reading reached an unprecedented level since December 2007, when the index was recorded at 113. The balance of industrialists' opinion on their past activity hit its highest level since June 2011 (23 from 9 in July); and that on personal production expectations also recovered (15 from 11 in July). Also, business managers remained confident about the general production prospects for the sector (20 from 21 in July) and the balance of opinion on global and export order books were virtually stable. Meanwhile, the composite indicator, compiled from the answers of business managers in manufacturing, building, services and retail trade, rose 1 point to 109, the highest level since April 2011. Business Confidence in France averaged 100.01 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
2017-06-22 06:45 AM Business Confidence 108 109 109 110
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 111 110
2017-10-24 06:45 AM Business Confidence 112.14
2017-11-23 07:45 AM Business Confidence 112.58


France Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 111.00 108.00 124.00 67.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 56.00 55.80 57.50 42.70 [+]
Services PMI 57.10 54.90 62.90 40.20 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 57.20 55.20 57.20 41.90 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.70 2.40 8.50 -19.40 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.50 -1.10 4.20 -5.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.90 3.20 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 343.00 317.00 810.00 183.00 Companies [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 35.30 29.80 79.80 -63.90 [+]
Car Registrations 177169.00 172018.00 247003.00 99444.00 Cars [+]
Changes In Inventories 7305.00 10761.00 10761.00 -5843.00 EUR Million [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.20 5.13 5.21 5.05 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 21.00 22.00 23.00 15.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 29.00 28.00 38.00 26.00 [+]
Electricity Production 40368.00 39095.00 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 2.30 1.30 20.50 -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 September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
111.00 108.00 124.00 67.00 1976 - 2017 Monthly
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business confidence by Country

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Australia 5.00 Aug/17
Brazil 55.70 Sep/17
Canada 56.30 Aug/17
China 51.70 Aug/17
Euro Area 1.09 Aug/17
France 111.00 Aug/17
Germany 115.20 Sep/17
India 64.10 Mar/17
Indonesia 111.63 Jun/17
Italy 108.10 Aug/17
Japan 17.00 Jun/17
Mexico 49.08 Aug/17
Netherlands 5.40 Aug/17
Russia -2.00 Aug/17
South Korea 78.00 Aug/17
Spain -0.40 Aug/17
Switzerland 104.10 Aug/17
Turkey 111.60 Sep/17
United Kingdom 5.00 Sep/17
United States 58.80 Aug/17