France Composite PMI  2012-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The flash Markit France Composite PMI increased to 57.6 in March of 2017 from 55.9 in February, beating market expectations of 55.6. The reading pointed to the highest expansion in private sector activity since May of 2011, boosted by services (58.5 from 56.4) and manufacturing (53.4 from 52.2). Growth in output was paralleled by a ninth successive rise in new business and business outstanding hit the highest in six years. Employment increased for the fifth month, with services payrolls rising at the fastest pace since August 2011. On the other hand, input prices increased and selling prices posted the first rise since April of 2012. Prices pressures continued to be felt most strongly in the manufacturing sector. Finally, private sector companies sustained a positive outlook towards activity over the coming 12 months. Moreover, the degree of optimism strengthened from February and was the most marked in almost five years. Composite Pmi in France averaged 49.20 Index Points from 2012 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 57.60 Index Points in March of 2017 and a record low of 41.90 Index Points in March of 2013. Composite Pmi in France is reported by Markit Economics.

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France Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 104.00 107.00 125.00 68.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.40 52.20 57.50 42.70 [+]
Services PMI 58.50 56.40 62.90 40.20 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 57.60 55.90 57.60 41.90 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -0.40 0.90 8.50 -19.40 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.30 -1.10 4.20 -5.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -1.30 0.10 69.00 -27.10 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 83.70 82.90 90.30 71.40 percent [+]
New Orders -11.00 -10.00 28.00 -66.00 [+]
Bankruptcies 328.00 339.00 810.00 183.00 Companies [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 9.00 -2.60 79.80 -63.90 [+]
Car Registrations 165679.00 168373.00 247003.00 99444.00 Cars [+]
Changes In Inventories 5583.00 6492.00 7206.00 -5843.00 EUR Million [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.20 5.13 5.21 5.05 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 21.00 22.00 23.00 15.00 [+]
Corruption Index 69.00 70.00 75.00 63.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 23.00 23.00 26.00 18.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 29.00 28.00 38.00 26.00 [+]
Electricity Production 59597.00 53484.00 61424.00 31896.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Steel Production 1145.00 1365.00 2466.00 643.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -8.80 2.80 21.10 -26.90 percent [+]



France Composite PMI Notes

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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
57.60 55.90 57.60 41.90 2012 - 2017 Index Points Monthly



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Brazil 46.60 Feb/17
China 52.60 Feb/17
Euro Area 56.70 Mar/17
France 57.60 Mar/17
Germany 57.00 Mar/17
India 50.70 Feb/17
Italy 54.80 Feb/17
Japan 52.20 Feb/17
New Zealand 56.20 Nov/16
Nigeria 52.20 Feb/17
Russia 55.40 Feb/17
Singapore 51.40 Feb/17
South Africa 50.50 Feb/17
United Kingdom 53.80 Feb/17
United States 54.10 Feb/17
World 53.50 Feb/17