The IHS Markit France Manufacturing PMI edged down to 49.6 in April 2019 from 49.7 in the previous month, missing market expectations of 50, a preliminary estimate showed. The latest reading pointed to the steepest contraction in the manufacturing sector since August 2016, as output fell the most in four years. On the other hand, new orders and export sales both declined at a softer pace while employment growth accelerated. Manufacturing PMI in France is reported by Markit Economics.

Manufacturing PMI in France is expected to be 51.00 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 52.50 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 102.00 103.00 124.00 66.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.60 49.70 58.80 42.70 [+]
Services PMI 50.50 49.10 62.90 40.20 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 50.00 48.90 60.30 41.90 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.60 1.70 12.10 -19.50 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.40 1.20 4.00 -5.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.80 0.80 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 374.00 278.00 811.00 183.00 Companies [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -11.70 -19.30 79.80 -63.90 [+]
Car Registrations 179002.00 178948.00 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 6.50 0.50 24.50 -27.60 percent [+]
Steel Production 1248.00 1238.12 2466.00 643.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Changes In Inventories 2808.00 2885.00 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 53011.00 58734.00 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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
49.60 49.70 58.80 42.70 2011 - 2019 Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Australia 51.00 Mar/19
Brazil 52.80 Mar/19
Canada 50.50 Mar/19
China 50.80 Mar/19
Euro Area 47.80 Apr/19
France 49.60 Apr/19
Germany 44.50 Apr/19
India 52.60 Mar/19
Indonesia 51.20 Mar/19
Italy 47.40 Mar/19
Japan 49.50 Apr/19
Mexico 49.80 Mar/19
Netherlands 52.50 Mar/19
Russia 52.80 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 56.80 Mar/19
Singapore 50.80 Mar/19
South Africa 45.00 Mar/19
South Korea 48.80 Mar/19
Spain 50.90 Mar/19
Switzerland 50.30 Mar/19
Turkey 47.20 Mar/19
United Kingdom 55.10 Mar/19
United States 52.40 Apr/19


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