The French industrial sentiment indicator stood at 103 in January 2019, unchanged from December and matching market expectations. It is the weakest reading since November 2016, as manufacturers remained pessimistic about the general production prospects for the sector with the corresponding index virtually stable at the lowest level since January 2015 (-11 from -10 in December) and below its long-term average. Meantime, the balance on personal production expectations has slightly declined (9 from 11) while that on past activity has picked up (9 from 5) returning above its long term average. The assessment on overall order books has slightly improved (-12 from -13), despite the dip in export order books (-11 from -9) and the balance of opinion on expected workforce size has fallen back (1 from 4). Business Confidence in France averaged 100.03 Index Points from 1976 until 2019, 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 101.00 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 100.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Business Confidence is projected to trend around 107.00 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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 104 105 103 102
2019-01-23 07:45 AM Business Confidence 103 103 103 102
2019-02-21 07:45 AM Business Confidence 103 103 102
2019-03-26 07:45 AM Business Confidence 101
2019-04-24 06:45 AM Business Confidence


France Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 103.00 103.00 124.00 66.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.20 49.70 58.80 42.70 [+]
Services PMI 47.80 49.00 62.90 40.20 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 48.20 48.70 60.30 41.90 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -1.40 -2.20 12.10 -19.30 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.80 -1.50 4.00 -4.80 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -1.00 -2.30 68.90 -27.10 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 85.00 85.20 90.30 71.40 percent [+]
New Orders -11.60 -12.90 26.00 -65.20 Index Points [+]
Bankruptcies 407.00 338.00 811.00 183.00 Companies [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -23.70 -28.30 79.80 -63.90 [+]
Car Registrations 173435.00 162340.00 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 -0.40 -3.10 24.50 -27.00 percent [+]
Steel Production 1132.45 1352.20 2466.00 643.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Changes In Inventories 2577.00 2533.00 8505.00 -5843.00 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 56085.00 48906.00 61424.00 31896.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 72.00 70.00 75.00 63.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 21.00 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 February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
103.00 103.00 124.00 66.00 1976 - 2019 Index Points Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Australia 4.00 Jan/19
Brazil 64.70 Jan/19
Canada 54.70 Jan/19
China 49.50 Jan/19
Euro Area 0.69 Jan/19
France 103.00 Jan/19
Germany 99.10 Jan/19
India 116.20 Mar/19
Indonesia 104.71 Dec/18
Italy 102.10 Jan/19
Japan 19.00 Dec/18
Mexico 50.80 Jan/19
Netherlands 5.80 Jan/19
Russia -2.00 Jan/19
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Singapore -14.00 Dec/18
South Africa 31.00 Dec/18
South Korea 67.00 Jan/19
Spain -4.10 Jan/19
Switzerland 95.00 Jan/19
Turkey 93.00 Jan/19
United Kingdom -23.00 Mar/19
United States 56.60 Jan/19


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