The IHS Markit France Manufacturing PMI dropped to 49.1 in November 2020 from 51.3 in the previous month and below market expectations of 50.1, a preliminary estimate showed. The latest reading pointed to the sharpest contraction in the factory sector since May, amid fresh coronavirus restrictions on the back of a resurgence of cases. Output shrank at the fastest pace in six months, export sales decline and factories continued to cut their staff. On the price front, input cost increased and output charges continued to rise at a modest rate. source: Markit Economics

Manufacturing PMI in France averaged 49.84 points from 2011 until 2020, 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 November of 2020.

Manufacturing PMI in France is expected to be 50.60 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 53.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Manufacturing PMI is projected to trend around 52.90 points in 2021 and 54.00 points in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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France Manufacturing PMI

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
49.10 51.30 58.80 31.50 2011 - 2020 points Monthly
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France Factory Activity Back to Contraction
The IHS Markit France Manufacturing PMI dropped to 49.1 in November 2020 from 51.3 in the previous month and below market expectations of 50.1, a preliminary estimate showed. The latest reading pointed to the sharpest contraction in the factory sector since May, amid fresh coronavirus restrictions on the back of a resurgence of cases. Output shrank at the fastest pace in six months, export sales decline and factories continued to cut their staff. On the price front, input cost increased and output charges continued to rise at a modest rate.
2020-11-23
France Manufacturing PMI Revised Higher in October
The IHS Markit France Manufacturing PMI was revised higher to 51.3 in October 2020 from a preliminary reading of 51 and compared to September’s 51.2. The reading pointed to the second consecutive expansion in the factory sector and the sharpest since July, as output rose further amid strengthening demand conditions as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic continued to subside. At the same times, new orders increased at the quickest pace in almost a year boosted by the domestic market. Meanwhile, export sales stagnated and employment continued to fall, extending the current sequence of workforce contraction to ten months. On the price front, input prices rose for the third successive month and the sharpest rate since May last year driven by cost of raw materials, and output cost inflation quickened. Lastly, manufacturers remained optimistic amid expectations for a further improvement in demand conditions.
2020-11-02
France Factory Activity Expands at a Softer Pace
The IHS Markit France Manufacturing PMI fell to 51 in October 2020 from 51.2 in the previous month and matching market expectations, a flash estimate showed. The latest reading pointed to the second consecutive expansion in the factory sector, albeit at a softer pace amid the imposition of curfews in several major cities across the country due to a spike in coronavirus infections. Output growth slowed to a five-month low, while new orders rose for the third successive month. At the same time, the job shedding rate eased and backlogs of work increased for the fifth month in a row. On the price front, input prices continued to rise driven by input shortages related to the pandemic and higher cost of hygiene products and output charges increased. Lastly, sentiment strengthened slightly among manufacturers.
2020-10-23
France Manufacturing PMI Revised Higher in September
The IHS Markit France Manufacturing PMI was revised higher to 51.2 in September of 2020 from a preliminary estimate of 50.9 and compared to 49.8 in August. The manufacturing sector continued to recover following the coronavirus lockdown. Output expansion, coupled with a slightly quicker rise in new orders, helped to support an improvement in business conditions, despite firms recording another decrease in employment. Looking forward, goods producers were optimistic of a further rise in output over the coming 12 months amid hopes that the effects of the pandemic would continue to subside.
2020-10-01

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.