France Business Confidence  1976-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The French industrial sentiment indicator slipped to 109 in April 2018 from a downwardly revised 110 in the previous month and below market expectations of 110. It was the lowest reading since last July, as the balance of opinion on past activity decreased sharply and was back to its average level (5 vs 17 in March). Also, manufacturers were less optimistic about the general production prospects (24 vs 26) and their opinion on overall and export order books was virtually stable. As regards employment, the balance of opinion on expected workforce size fell slightly (3 vs 5) after reaching in February its highest level since June 2011. That on past workforce size was stable (at 4). Meanwhile, the balance of opinion on personal production expectations rebounded firmly to its February level (15 vs 9). Business Confidence in France averaged 99.98 Index Points from 1976 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 124 Index Points in June of 2000 and a record low of 67 Index Points in March of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-02-22 07:45 AM Business Confidence 112 114 113 114
2018-03-22 07:45 AM Business Confidence 111 112 111 112
2018-04-24 06:45 AM Business Confidence 109 110 110 111
2018-05-24 06:45 AM Business Confidence 109 108 110
2018-06-21 06:45 AM Business Confidence 111
2018-07-24 06:45 AM Business Confidence 110


France Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 109.00 110.00 124.00 67.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.10 53.80 58.80 42.70 [+]
Services PMI 54.30 57.40 62.90 40.20 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 54.50 56.90 60.30 41.90 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.80 3.80 12.10 -19.30 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.40 1.10 4.00 -4.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.40 2.30 69.00 -27.10 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 85.20 85.70 90.30 71.40 percent [+]
New Orders 0.20 0.90 26.00 -65.30 Index Points [+]
Bankruptcies 290.00 325.00 811.00 183.00 Companies [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 8.60 9.00 79.80 -63.90 [+]
Car Registrations 175800.00 183540.00 247003.00 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 1.30 -7.10 24.50 -26.90 percent [+]
Steel Production 1352.86 1251.14 2466.00 643.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Changes In Inventories 8300.00 8225.00 11384.00 -5932.00 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 31.00 29.00 38.00 26.00 [+]
Electricity Production 56368.00 58890.00 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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
109.00 110.00 124.00 67.00 1976 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
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business confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 10.00 Apr/18
Brazil 55.50 May/18
Canada 71.50 Apr/18
China 51.40 Apr/18
Euro Area 1.35 Apr/18
France 109.00 Apr/18
Germany 102.10 Apr/18
India 59.70 Dec/17
Indonesia 106.28 Mar/18
Italy 107.70 Apr/18
Japan 24.00 Mar/18
Mexico 50.00 Apr/18
Netherlands 8.20 Apr/18
Russia -2.00 Apr/18
South Korea 77.00 Apr/18
Spain 5.50 Apr/18
Switzerland 105.30 Apr/18
Turkey 111.20 Apr/18
United Kingdom -4.00 Jun/18
United States 57.30 Apr/18


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