The IHS Markit France Composite PMI decreased to 48.2 in January 2019 from 48.7 in the previous month, but above a preliminary reading and market consensus of 47.9, final estimates showed. The latest reading pointed to the fastest contraction in the private sector since November 2014, as services activity shrank the most for almost five years while the manufacturing sector returned to expansion territory. New orders declined for the second consecutive month and new business dropped to the fastest pace for 50 months. Also, the job creation rate slowed to its weakest pace in two years, mainly due to a slowdown in services hiring while in the manufacturing sector staff numbers rose for the first time since October 2018. Finally, confidence among manufacturers went up to its highest since July 2018 while optimism among service providers remained unchanged. Composite Pmi in France is reported by Markit Economics.

Composite Pmi in France is expected to be 50.20 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 52.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Composite PMI is projected to trend around 54.20 Index Points 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 51.20 49.70 58.80 42.70 [+]
Services PMI 47.80 49.00 62.90 40.20 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 48.20 48.70 60.30 41.90 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -1.40 -2.20 12.10 -19.30 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.80 -1.50 4.00 -4.80 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -1.00 -2.30 68.90 -27.10 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 85.00 85.20 90.30 71.40 percent [+]
New Orders -11.60 -12.90 26.00 -65.20 Index Points [+]
Bankruptcies 407.00 338.00 811.00 183.00 Companies [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -23.70 -28.30 79.80 -63.90 [+]
Car Registrations 173435.00 162340.00 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 -0.40 -3.10 24.50 -27.00 percent [+]
Steel Production 1132.45 1352.20 2466.00 643.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Changes In Inventories 2577.00 2533.00 8505.00 -5843.00 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 56085.00 48906.00 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 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 February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
48.20 48.70 60.30 41.90 2012 - 2019 Index Points Monthly




Country Last Previous
Australia 51.50 Jan/19
Brazil 52.30 Jan/19
China 50.90 Jan/19
Euro Area 51.00 Jan/19
France 48.20 Jan/19
Germany 52.10 Jan/19
India 53.60 Jan/19
Italy 48.80 Jan/19
Japan 50.90 Jan/19
Russia 53.60 Jan/19
Singapore 50.10 Jan/19
South Africa 49.60 Jan/19
United Kingdom 50.30 Jan/19
United States 54.40 Jan/19


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