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.

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France Manufacturing PMI

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
55.00 51.60 58.80 31.50 2011 - 2021 points Monthly
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French Manufacturing PMI Jumps to 3-Year High
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.
2021-02-19
France Manufacturing PMI Revised Higher in January
The IHS Markit France Manufacturing PMI rose to 51.6 in January of 2021 from 51.1 in December and slightly above a preliminary estimate of 51.5. The latest reading pointed to the fastest growth in factory activity since July, amid a fresh increase in new orders, which came despite a slight reduction in output. Still, export orders fell for the third month running. On the supply-side, the end of the Brexit transition period and ongoing issues related to the COVID-19 contributed to severe delays on the delivery of inputs. In terms of prices, the rate of cost inflation accelerated to the quickest since February 2018 and was sharp, amid reports of higher prices for a wide range of raw materials including steel, wood and milk. Accordingly, the rate of charge inflation was the sharpest since May 2019. Looking forward, business sentiment was the strongest since April of 2019, supported by expectations for an improvement in demand conditions as COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available.
2021-02-01
French Factory Activity at 6-Month High
The IHS Markit France Manufacturing PMI rose to 51.5 in January 2021 from 51.1 in the previous month and above market expectations of 50.5, a preliminary estimate showed. The latest reading pointed to the fastest growth in factory activity since July, as sales increased for the first time for three months. Looking forward, firms remained optimistic towards the 12-month business outlook, supported by expectations of a rebound in demand as COVID-19 restrictions are pared back.
2021-01-22
French Factory Activity Recovers in December
The IHS Markit France Manufacturing PMI rose to 51.1 in December of 2020 from 49.6 in November and matching the preliminary estimate. The latest reading pointed to a fresh expansion in the manufacturing sector, supported by a renewed increase in production. This was despite another slump in new orders, as the recent COVID-19 lockdown had weighed on demand conditions. Meanwhile, employment went up for the first time since December of 2019, although only marginally. Purchasing activity also recovered solidly and at the quickest pace since August 2018. On the price front, input prices rose the most in nearly two years, linked to higher prices for raw materials, especially metals such as steel and aluminium. Accordingly, the rate of charge inflation accelerated to the quickest since October 2019. Looking ahead, business sentiment was the highest since April of 2019, amid expectations that a coronavirus vaccine may become widely available throughout 2021.
2021-01-04

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.