The French industrial sentiment indicator edged up to 105 in November 2018 from a near two-year low of 104 in the previous month and above market expectations of 104. The balance of industrialists' opinion on their past activity increased sharply (11 vs 6 in October) and that on their personal production expectations also improved (14 vs 10). Yet, manufacturers were less optimistic about the general production prospects for the sector (4 vs 7) as they reported again less filled export orders books (-10 vs -7). As regards employment, the balance of opinion on past workforce size has slightly decreased again (-2 vs 0), while that on expected workforce size was stable (at 0). Business Confidence in France averaged 100.04 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 105.00 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
2018-08-23 06:45 AM Business Confidence 110 108 108 109
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 105 104 105
2019-01-24 07:45 AM Business Confidence
2019-02-22 07:45 AM Business Confidence


France Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 105.00 104.00 124.00 66.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.80 51.20 58.80 42.70 [+]
Services PMI 55.10 55.30 62.90 40.20 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 54.20 54.10 60.30 41.90 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -0.70 -1.00 12.10 -19.30 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.20 -1.60 4.00 -4.80 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -1.30 -0.80 68.90 -27.10 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 85.20 85.00 90.30 71.40 percent [+]
New Orders -12.10 -11.80 26.00 -65.20 Index Points [+]
Bankruptcies 328.00 299.00 811.00 183.00 Companies [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -20.00 -11.70 79.80 -63.90 [+]
Car Registrations 173573.00 170757.00 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 3.10 6.00 24.50 -27.00 percent [+]
Steel Production 1308.99 1341.16 2466.00 643.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Changes In Inventories 3229.00 4661.00 8445.00 -5851.00 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 40836.00 39273.00 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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
105.00 104.00 124.00 66.00 1976 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Australia 3.00 Nov/18
Brazil 63.20 Nov/18
Canada 57.20 Nov/18
China 50.00 Nov/18
Euro Area 1.09 Nov/18
France 105.00 Nov/18
Germany 102.00 Nov/18
India 64.90 Jun/18
Indonesia 108.05 Sep/18
Italy 104.40 Nov/18
Japan 19.00 Sep/18
Mexico 49.90 Nov/18
Netherlands 7.20 Nov/18
Russia -6.00 Nov/18
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Singapore -1.00 Sep/18
South Africa 31.00 Dec/18
South Korea 73.00 Nov/18
Spain -0.20 Nov/18
Switzerland 99.10 Nov/18
Turkey 92.80 Nov/18
United Kingdom -16.00 Dec/18
United States 59.30 Nov/18


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