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

The French industrial sentiment indicator stood at 109 in May 2018, the same as in the previous month and beating market expectations of 108. The reading remained at its lowest level since last July, as the balance of opinion on past activity is back on track after having sharply dropped in April (10 vs 7 in April) while manufacturers were less optimistic about the general production prospects (15 vs 23). Meantime, the balance of opinion on personal production expectations increased (17 vs 15). At the same time, more industrialists than in April consider that their finished-goods inventories are above normal (10 from 5). Their opinion on overall order books is stable (at 1), that on export order books slightly dipped (0 from 1). As regards employment, the balance of opinion on expected workforce size rose slightly (4 vs 3) approaching its February and March level, its highest since June 2011. That on past workforce size slightly declined (2 from 4). Business Confidence in France averaged 100 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
2018-03-22 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 109 109 108 110
2018-06-21 06:45 AM Business Confidence 109 108 111
2018-07-24 06:45 AM Business Confidence 110
2018-08-23 06:45 AM Business Confidence 109


France Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 109.00 109.00 124.00 67.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.40 53.80 58.80 42.70 [+]
Services PMI 54.30 57.40 62.90 40.20 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 54.20 56.90 60.30 41.90 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.10 1.90 12.10 -19.30 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.50 -0.40 4.00 -4.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.00 0.50 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 -2.60 8.60 79.80 -63.90 [+]
Car Registrations 183954.00 175800.00 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 5.80 1.20 24.50 -27.00 percent [+]
Steel Production 1398.45 1352.86 2466.00 643.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Changes In Inventories 3968.00 3736.00 8425.00 -5857.00 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 44930.00 55228.00 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 June of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
109.00 109.00 124.00 67.00 1976 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
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business confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 6.00 May/18
Brazil 55.50 May/18
Canada 62.50 May/18
China 51.90 May/18
Euro Area 1.45 May/18
France 109.00 May/18
Germany 102.20 May/18
India 59.70 Dec/17
Indonesia 106.28 Mar/18
Italy 107.70 May/18
Japan 24.00 Mar/18
Mexico 49.50 May/18
Netherlands 9.80 May/18
Russia -2.00 May/18
South Korea 76.00 May/18
Spain 2.10 May/18
Switzerland 100.00 May/18
Turkey 109.90 May/18
United Kingdom -4.00 Jun/18
United States 58.70 May/18


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