The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(R) (LEI) for France Remains Unchanged
BRUSSELS, Aug. 22, 2014
BRUSSELS, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(R) (LEI) for France was unchanged in June, remaining at 117.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in May, and no change in April.
At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index(R) (CEI) for France, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in June to 103.7 (2004 = 100), following no change in May, and no change in April.
The Conference Board LEI for France has been virtually unchanged in the first half of this year, and its six-month growth rate, while much slower compared to six months ago, remains slightly positive. Meanwhile, the CEI has been relatively flat for over two years, and its six-month growth rate remains marginally above zero. Taken together, the recent behavior of the composite indexes suggests that the pace of economic activity in France is not likely to change much in the months ahead.
About The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(R) (LEI) for France
The composite economic indexes are the key elements in an analytic system designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle. The leading and coincident economic indexes are essentially composite averages of several individual leading or coincident indicators. They are constructed to summarize and reveal common turning point patterns in economic data in a clearer and more convincing manner than any individual component -- primarily because they smooth out some of the volatility of individual components.
The seven components ofThe Conference Board Leading Economic Index(R) for France include:
Yield Spread, 10 year minus Day-Day Loan
Stock Price SBF 250 Index
Building Permits, residential
New Unemployment Claims
Industrial New Orders
Ratio Deflator of Manufacturing Value Added to Unit Labor Cost
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Summary Table of Composite Indexes
Apr May Jun Dec to Jun
Leading Economic Index (LEI) 117.9 p117.7 p117.7 p
Percent Change 0.0 p -0.2 p 0.0 p 0.2 p
Diffusion 71.4 57.1 50.0 28.6
Coincident Economic Index
(CEI) 103.6 p103.6 p103.7 p
Percent Change 0.0 p 0.0 p 0.1 p 0.1 p
Diffusion 62.5 37.5 87.5 37.5
n.a. Not available p Preliminary r Revised
Indexes equal 100 in 2004
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