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

France manufacturing confidence jumped to 106 in December of 2016, compared to a downwardly revised 102 in November and beating market consensus of 103. It was the highest reading since July 2011, as the balance of opinion on past activity went up sharply to 19 (from +8 in the preceding month) while manufacturers were much more upbeat on general productions (+6 from +3). At the same time, global order books (-10 from -16) and export order books (-9 from -11) improved and finished-goods inventory was stable (+7). Business Confidence in France averaged 100.04 from 1976 until 2016, 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)
2016-10-25 06:45 AM Oct 102 103 103 104
2016-11-24 07:45 AM Nov 103 103 102 103
2016-12-16 07:45 AM Dec 106 102 103 104
2017-01-25 07:45 AM Jan 106 106.16
2017-02-23 07:45 AM Feb 106.72
2017-03-23 07:45 AM Mar 107.80




France Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 106.00 102.00 125.00 68.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.50 51.70 57.50 42.70 [+]
Services PMI 52.90 51.60 62.90 40.20 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 53.10 51.40 53.30 41.90 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.80 -1.80 8.50 -19.60 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 2.20 -0.10 4.40 -4.80 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.40 -1.50 69.00 -27.10 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 82.90 83.40 90.30 71.40 percent [+]
New Orders -16.00 -15.00 28.00 -66.00 [+]
Bankruptcies 344.00 322.00 810.00 183.00 Companies [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 6.50 1.90 79.80 -63.90 [+]
Car Registrations 172112.00 168854.00 247003.00 99444.00 Cars [+]
Changes In Inventories 6712.00 3487.00 7447.00 -5822.00 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 70.00 69.00 75.00 63.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 23.00 26.00 26.00 18.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 29.00 28.00 38.00 26.00 [+]
Electricity Production 47728.00 41494.00 61424.00 31896.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Steel Production 1319.36 1320.00 2466.00 643.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 2.90 0.50 21.00 -26.80 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 January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
106.00 102.00 125.00 68.00 1976 - 2016 Monthly
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