France Business Confidence  1976-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

France manufacturing sentiment unexpectedly dropped to 104 in March of 2017 from 107 in February and missing market consensus of 107. It was the lowest reading since November 2016, as manufacturers were less upbeat on their personal output expectations (12 from 19 in the prior month) as well as on general production prospects (3 from 5). Also, global (-10 from -8) and export order books (-5 from -3) thinned. At the same time, more manufacturers considered that finished-goods inventory were below normal. Meanwhile, the balance of opinion on past activity fell sharply (2 from 6) and slightly below normal. Business Confidence in France averaged 100.07 from 1976 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 125 in June of 2000 and a record low of 68 in March of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-01-25 07:45 AM Jan 106 106 106 105
2017-02-23 07:45 AM Feb 107 106 106 105
2017-03-23 07:45 AM Mar 104 107 107 106
2017-04-25 06:45 AM Apr 104 104 103
2017-05-23 06:45 AM May 103.68
2017-06-22 06:45 AM Jun 102.95




France Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 104.00 107.00 125.00 68.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.10 53.30 57.50 42.70 [+]
Services PMI 57.70 57.50 62.90 40.20 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 57.40 56.80 57.40 41.90 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -0.70 -0.20 8.50 -19.40 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.60 -0.20 4.20 -5.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -0.50 -1.10 69.00 -27.10 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 83.70 82.90 90.30 71.40 percent [+]
New Orders -10.00 -8.00 28.00 -66.00 [+]
Bankruptcies 326.00 328.00 810.00 183.00 Companies [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 19.60 9.00 79.80 -63.90 [+]
Car Registrations 170892.00 165679.00 247003.00 99444.00 Cars [+]
Changes In Inventories 5583.00 6492.00 7206.00 -5843.00 EUR Million [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.20 5.13 5.21 5.05 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 21.00 22.00 23.00 15.00 [+]
Corruption Index 69.00 70.00 75.00 63.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 23.00 23.00 26.00 18.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 29.00 28.00 38.00 26.00 [+]
Electricity Production 59597.00 53484.00 61424.00 31896.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Steel Production 1240.23 1145.00 2466.00 643.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 7.20 -12.30 20.80 -26.70 percent [+]


France Business Confidence Notes

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 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
104.00 107.00 125.00 68.00 1976 - 2017 Monthly
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