France PMI April 2019

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France: Private-sector activity stabilizes in April

April 23, 2019

The seasonally-adjusted IHS Markit Flash Composite Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) landed at the 50.0-point threshold in April, ticking up from 48.9 points in March and signaling a stabilization of private-sector activity.

April’s steadying saw services-sector activity offset a fall in manufacturing output. New orders, including exports, continued to contract; employment ticked up, however. Optimism, meanwhile, hit a nine-month high amid fewer ‘gilets jaunes’ protests.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists see fixed investment growing 2.4% in 2019, which is down 0.1 percentage points from last month’s estimate. For 2020, the panel sees fixed investment growth at 2.1%.


Author:, Economist

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France PMI April 2019

Note: Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI). A reading above 50.0 points indicates an expansion in business activity, while a value below 50.0 points indicates a contraction.
Source: Markit.


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