The IHS Markit France Manufacturing PMI increased to 51.5 in February of 2019 from 51.2 in the previous month and slightly higher than earlier estimates of 51.4. The reading pointed to the strongest expansion in factory activity since September of 2018, as new export orders grew for the first time in four months. Meanwhile, job creation went up for the second month but at a softer pace compared to January. On the other hand, new export orders fell for the sixth straight month mainly due to weak demand from the automotive sector. On the price front, input cost inflation softened to a 19-month low in February while output charges increasing solidly and at a quicker rate than in January. Finally, sentiment among French manufacturers towards the business outlook remained optimistic despite sentiment falling slightly in February. Manufacturing PMI in France is reported by Markit Economics.

Manufacturing PMI in France is expected to be 50.90 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Manufacturing PMI in France to stand at 52.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Manufacturing PMI is projected to trend around 54.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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France Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 103.00 103.00 124.00 66.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.50 51.20 58.80 42.70 [+]
Services PMI 50.20 47.80 62.90 40.20 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 50.40 48.20 60.30 41.90 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.70 -2.50 12.10 -19.50 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.30 0.00 4.00 -5.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.90 -2.00 68.90 -27.10 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 85.00 85.20 90.30 71.40 percent [+]
New Orders -12.60 -12.20 26.00 -65.20 Index Points [+]
Bankruptcies 278.00 407.00 811.00 183.00 Companies [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -19.30 -23.70 79.80 -63.90 [+]
Car Registrations 178948.00 173435.00 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 0.10 0.50 24.50 -27.70 percent [+]
Steel Production 1238.12 1132.45 2466.00 643.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Changes In Inventories 2892.00 3306.00 8401.00 -5825.00 EUR Million [+]
Competitiveness Index 78.01 77.40 78.01 5.05 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 17.00 18.00 23.00 15.00 [+]
Car Production 2227000.00 2090279.00 3701870.00 1740220.00 Units [+]
Ease of Doing Business 32.00 31.00 38.00 26.00 [+]
Electricity Production 58734.00 56085.00 61424.00 31896.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 72.00 70.00 75.00 63.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 21.00 23.00 26.00 18.00 [+]


France Manufacturing PMI

In France, the Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index measures the performance of the manufacturing sector and is derived from a survey of 400 industrial companies. The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index is based on five individual indexes with the following weights: New Orders (30 percent), Output (25 percent), Employment (20 percent), Suppliers’ Delivery Times (15 percent) and Stock of Items Purchased (10 percent), with the Delivery Times index inverted so that it moves in a comparable direction. A reading above 50 indicates an expansion of the manufacturing sector compared to the previous month; below 50 represents a contraction; while 50 indicates no change. This page provides the latest reported value for - France Manufacturing PMI - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. France Manufacturing PMI - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
51.50 51.20 58.80 42.70 2011 - 2019 Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Australia 54.00 Feb/19
Brazil 53.40 Feb/19
Canada 52.60 Feb/19
China 49.90 Feb/19
Euro Area 49.30 Feb/19
France 51.50 Feb/19
Germany 47.60 Feb/19
India 54.30 Feb/19
Indonesia 50.10 Feb/19
Italy 47.70 Feb/19
Japan 48.90 Feb/19
Mexico 52.60 Feb/19
Netherlands 52.70 Feb/19
Russia 50.10 Feb/19
Saudi Arabia 56.60 Feb/19
Singapore 50.40 Feb/19
South Africa 46.20 Feb/19
South Korea 47.20 Feb/19
Spain 49.90 Feb/19
Switzerland 55.40 Feb/19
Turkey 46.40 Feb/19
United Kingdom 52.00 Feb/19
United States 53.00 Feb/19


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