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Business surveys

The Banque de France publishes a range of monthly and quarterly economic surveys that provide a snapshot of the French economy in the form of business climate indicators and short-term forecasts.

The Banque de France conducts its surveys via its network of regional branches. Its monthly surveys on retail trade and on the manufacturing, services and construction sectors - published at the start of each month - are based on responses from some 10,000 business leaders. They provide an assessment of economic conditions in the month preceding the publication, together with a GDP growth forecast for the quarter.

The bank also publishes a quarterly survey on the civil engineering, along with a report on French firms ‘ access to credit (some of these are available in French only). 

A regional summary is published online each month (French only).

Responding to the unprecedented situation resulting from the COVID-19 virus, the Banque de France has made changes to the way it uses and presents the results of its monthly business survey (MBS) in manufacturing industry, market services and construction.

Updated on: 01/20/2021 10:10