The French industrial sentiment indicator decreased to 101 in April 2019 from an upwardly revised 103 in the prior month and slightly below market expectations of 102. It is the lowest reading since June 2016, as the balance for the sector on past activity fell further and more deeply (-1 from 6 in March) and that on personal production expectations also declined (9 from 13). Also, manufacturers' opinion on their global order books deteriorated slightly (-12 from -11), while that on foreign order books was unchanged (at -11). However, industrialists remained rather optimistic about the overall production outlook for the sector as a whole, although the corresponding balance was slightly down (-2 from -1). Regarding employment, the balance of opinion on the past evolution improved slightly (4 from 3) and that of expected workforce size was stable. Business Confidence in France averaged 100.03 Index Points from 1976 until 2019, 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 99.00 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 102.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Business Confidence is projected to trend around 107.00 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-23 07:45 AM Business Confidence 103 103 103 102
2019-02-21 07:45 AM Business Confidence 103 103 102 102
2019-03-26 07:45 AM Business Confidence 102 103 103 102
2019-04-24 06:45 AM Business Confidence 101 103 102 101
2019-05-23 06:45 AM Business Confidence 101
2019-06-25 06:45 AM Business Confidence 99
2019-07-24 06:45 AM Business Confidence


France Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 101.00 103.00 124.00 66.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.60 49.70 58.80 42.70 [+]
Services PMI 50.50 49.10 62.90 40.20 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 50.00 48.90 60.30 41.90 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.60 1.70 12.10 -19.50 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.40 1.20 4.00 -5.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.80 0.80 68.90 -27.10 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 85.00 85.20 90.30 71.40 percent [+]
New Orders -12.60 -12.20 26.00 -65.20 Index Points [+]
Bankruptcies 313.00 374.00 811.00 183.00 Companies [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -1.60 -11.70 79.80 -63.90 [+]
Car Registrations 179002.00 178948.00 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 6.50 0.50 24.50 -27.60 percent [+]
Steel Production 1248.00 1238.12 2466.00 643.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Changes In Inventories 2808.00 2885.00 8401.00 -5825.00 EUR Million [+]
Competitiveness Index 78.01 77.40 78.01 5.05 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 17.00 18.00 23.00 15.00 [+]
Car Production 2227000.00 2090279.00 3701870.00 1740220.00 Units [+]
Ease of Doing Business 32.00 31.00 38.00 26.00 [+]
Electricity Production 53011.00 58734.00 61424.00 31896.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 72.00 70.00 75.00 63.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 21.00 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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
101.00 103.00 124.00 66.00 1976 - 2019 Index Points Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Australia 0.00 Mar/19
Brazil 58.40 Apr/19
Canada 54.30 Mar/19
China 50.50 Mar/19
Euro Area 0.53 Mar/19
France 101.00 Apr/19
Germany 99.20 Apr/19
India 113.50 Jun/19
Indonesia 104.71 Dec/18
Italy 100.60 Apr/19
Japan 12.00 Mar/19
Mexico 51.50 Mar/19
Netherlands 6.10 Mar/19
Russia -2.00 Apr/19
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Singapore -14.00 Dec/18
South Africa 28.00 Mar/19
South Korea 73.00 Mar/19
Spain -2.30 Mar/19
Switzerland 97.40 Mar/19
Turkey 105.50 Apr/19
United Kingdom -23.00 Mar/19
United States 55.30 Mar/19


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