France Business Confidence October 2018

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France: Business climate nears two-year low in October

October 24, 2018

In October, the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies’ (INSEE) business-climate indicator for the manufacturing sector fell to 104 points from 107 points a month earlier. The reading was the weakest in nearly two years, although the indicator remained above the 100-point long-run average—INSEE’s benchmark measure which distinguishes improvement of the business environment.

October’s print reflected weaker order books and a sharp deterioration in manufacturers’ views on earlier output. All major industrial sectors reported less upbeat assessments in the month.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists see fixed investment growing 2.8% in 2019, which is unchanged from last month’s estimate. For 2020, the panel sees fixed investment expanding 2.6%.


Author:, Economist

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France Business Confidence October 2018

Note: Value of monthly business sentiment indicator index; long-term avg. at 100.
Source: National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE).


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