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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 wholesale trade and public works sectors, along with a report on French firms’ access to credit and a supplement on the financial health of manufacturing firms (some of these are available in French only).

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

Updated on: 03/13/2017 18:37