The IHS Markit France Composite PMI fell markedly to 48.7 in December of 2018 from 54.2 in the previous month and below preliminary estimates of 49.3, final estimates showed. The reading pointed to the first contraction in private activity since June of 2016 amid widespread reports of disruption to business due to the ongoing ‘gilets jaunes’ protests. Both manufacturers and service providers reported decreases in output during December. New orders fell for the first time since June 2016 and employment growth eased to its slowest pace since April 2017. Finally, confidence towards the 12-month business outlook fall to its lowest level since August 2016. Composite Pmi in France is reported by Markit Economics.

Composite Pmi in France is expected to be 53.80 Index Points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Composite Pmi in France to stand at 55.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Composite PMI is projected to trend around 54.00 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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France Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 104.00 106.00 124.00 66.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.70 50.80 58.80 42.70 [+]
Services PMI 49.00 55.10 62.90 40.20 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 48.70 54.20 60.30 41.90 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -2.10 -0.60 12.10 -19.30 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.30 1.30 4.00 -4.80 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -2.20 -1.10 68.90 -27.10 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 85.20 85.00 90.30 71.40 percent [+]
New Orders -10.80 -10.20 26.00 -65.20 Index Points [+]
Bankruptcies 338.00 328.00 811.00 183.00 Companies [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -28.30 -20.00 79.80 -63.90 [+]
Car Registrations 162340.00 173573.00 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 -2.80 3.30 24.50 -27.00 percent [+]
Steel Production 1352.20 1308.99 2466.00 643.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Changes In Inventories 2589.00 4499.00 8444.00 -5848.00 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 44439.00 40836.00 61424.00 31896.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 70.00 69.00 75.00 63.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 23.00 23.00 26.00 18.00 [+]


France Composite PMI

In France, the Markit France Composite Output Index tracks business trends across private sector activity, based on data collected from a representative panel of around 800 companies. The index tracks variables such as sales, new orders, employment, inventories and prices. A reading above 50 indicates expansion in business activity and below 50 indicates that it is generally declining. This page provides the latest reported value for - France Composite PMI - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. France Composite PMI - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
48.70 54.20 60.30 41.90 2012 - 2018 Index Points Monthly




Country Last Previous
Australia 52.40 Dec/18
Brazil 52.40 Dec/18
China 52.20 Dec/18
Euro Area 51.10 Dec/18
France 48.70 Dec/18
Germany 51.60 Dec/18
India 53.60 Dec/18
Italy 50.00 Dec/18
Japan 52.00 Dec/18
Russia 53.90 Dec/18
Singapore 52.70 Dec/18
South Africa 49.00 Dec/18
United Kingdom 51.40 Dec/18
United States 54.40 Dec/18


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