The IHS Markit France Manufacturing PMI rose to 55.0 in February 2021, up from 51.6 in the previous month and well above market consensus of 51.4, a preliminary estimate showed. The latest reading pointed to the strongest expansion in the manufacturing sector since February 2018, as factories continued to operate despite ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. New orders rose the most in two-and-a-half years, supported by strong export growth, and employment increased at a solid rate. On the price front, input cost inflation was the strongest since May 2011. Looking forward, firms remained optimistic towards the 12-month business outlook. source: Markit Economics
Manufacturing PMI in France averaged 49.92 points from 2011 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 58.80 points in December of 2017 and a record low of 31.50 points in April of 2020. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2021.
Manufacturing PMI in France is expected to be 51.20 points 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 52.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Manufacturing PMI is projected to trend around 52.90 points in 2022 and 54.00 points in 2023, according to our econometric models.