The French industrial sentiment indicator edged down by one point to 104 in December 2018, matching October's near two-year low but slightly beating market expectations of 103. Manufacturers were significantly less optimistic about the general production prospects for the sector, with the corresponding index dropping to its lowest level since January 2015 (-10 vs 4 in November). In addition, the balance of industrialists' opinion on their past activity has fallen back (8 vs 13) and that on their personal production expectations has declined too (11 vs 14). Meanwhile, the assessment on overall and export order books was virtually unchanged the balance of opinion on expected workforce size has bounced back (3 vs -1). Business Confidence in France averaged 100.03 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.

Business Confidence in France is expected to be 102.00 Index Points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Business Confidence in France to stand at 104.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Business Confidence is projected to trend around 101.00 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-25 06:45 AM Business Confidence 107 110 109 110
2018-10-24 06:45 AM Business Confidence 104 107 107 108
2018-11-22 07:45 AM Business Confidence 105 104 104 105
2018-12-21 07:45 AM Business Confidence 104 105 103 102
2019-01-23 07:45 AM Business Confidence 104 102
2019-02-21 07:45 AM Business Confidence
2019-03-26 07:45 AM Business Confidence 101


France Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 104.00 106.00 124.00 66.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.70 50.80 58.80 42.70 [+]
Services PMI 49.00 55.10 62.90 40.20 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 48.70 54.20 60.30 41.90 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -2.10 -0.60 12.10 -19.30 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.30 1.30 4.00 -4.80 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -2.20 -1.10 68.90 -27.10 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 85.20 85.00 90.30 71.40 percent [+]
New Orders -10.80 -10.20 26.00 -65.20 Index Points [+]
Bankruptcies 338.00 328.00 811.00 183.00 Companies [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -28.30 -20.00 79.80 -63.90 [+]
Car Registrations 162340.00 173573.00 248642.00 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 -2.80 3.30 24.50 -27.00 percent [+]
Steel Production 1352.20 1308.99 2466.00 643.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Changes In Inventories 2589.00 4499.00 8444.00 -5848.00 EUR Million [+]
Competitiveness Index 78.01 77.40 78.01 5.05 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 17.00 18.00 23.00 15.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 32.00 31.00 38.00 26.00 [+]
Electricity Production 44439.00 40836.00 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 January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
104.00 106.00 124.00 66.00 1976 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Australia 3.00 Nov/18
Brazil 63.80 Dec/18
Canada 59.70 Dec/18
China 49.40 Dec/18
Euro Area 0.82 Dec/18
France 104.00 Dec/18
Germany 101.00 Dec/18
India 64.90 Jun/18
Indonesia 108.05 Sep/18
Italy 103.60 Dec/18
Japan 19.00 Dec/18
Mexico 49.20 Dec/18
Netherlands 7.50 Dec/18
Russia -8.00 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Singapore -1.00 Sep/18
South Africa 31.00 Dec/18
South Korea 71.00 Dec/18
Spain -2.70 Dec/18
Switzerland 96.30 Dec/18
Turkey 91.50 Dec/18
United Kingdom -16.00 Dec/18
United States 54.10 Dec/18


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