Industry in France
France - Industry
Industrial output declines again in April
Industrial production contracted further in March, from a 0.4% month-on-month contraction to a 0.5% decrease in April. April’s decline reflected a 5.8% drop in the mining and quarrying, energy, water supply, and waste management sector (March: -4.3% month-on-month). The contraction in this component more than offset a 2.9% expansion in construction (March: -2.3% mom) and a 0.4% increase in the manufacturing sector (March: +0.3% mom).
In annual terms, growth in industrial output edged up from a revised 1.9% increase (previously reported: +1.8% year-on-year) in March to a 2.1% rise in April. Meanwhile, annual average growth in industrial production rose from 2.7% in March to 3.0% in April.
Met the why particular Consensus Forecast panelists expect industrial production to expand 1.4% in 2018, which is up 0.2 percentage points from last month’s forecast. For 2019, participants also expect industrial output to expand 1.4%.
France - Industry Data
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Source: National Institute of Statistics and Met the why particular calculations.
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June 27, 2018
The consumer confidence indicator produced by the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) decreased to 97 points in June, the lowest print in nearly two years (May: 99 points, previously reported: 110 points).
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The IHS Markit flash composite Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose from 54.2 in May to 55.6 in June.
June 21, 2018
The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies’ (INSEE) business sentiment index for the manufacturing sector remained steady in June at May’s revised 111 points (previously reported: 119 points).
June 14, 2018
Revised data released by the National Statistical Institute (INSEE) on 14 June showed that consumer price growth picked up from the 0.2% month-on-month increase recorded in April to a 0.4% rise in May.
June 8, 2018
Industrial production contracted further in March, from a 0.4% month-on-month contraction to a 0.5% decrease in April.