The IHS Markit France Construction PMI edged up to 42.8 in November of 2020 from 42.7 in the previous month. Still, the latest reading pointed to the fifth consecutive monthly contraction in construction activity due to the reintroduction of coronavirus restrictions to curb a second wave of infections. Declines were observed across all segments: commercial projects, civil engineering works and house building. New orders declined at the quickest pace in six months while the rate of workforce contraction eased substantially from October's five-month record and was only marginal overall. Also, purchasing activity decreased for the fifth straight month. On the price front, input price inflation accelerated from October, but remained historically subdued. Looking forward, firms showed pessimism towards the 12-month business outlook, with some respondents expecting a further decline in activity amid the impact of COVID-19 on upcoming projects. source: Markit Economics

Construction PMI in France averaged 45.80 points from 2013 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 58 points in February of 2018 and a record low of 3.80 points in April of 2020. This page provides - France Construction Pmi- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. France Construction PMI - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on December of 2020.

Construction PMI in France is expected to be 50.80 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Construction PMI in France to stand at 52.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Construction PMI is projected to trend around 52.50 points in 2021 and 54.00 points in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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France Construction PMI

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
42.80 42.70 58.00 3.80 2013 - 2020 points Monthly
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France Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Construction Output -8.40 3.10 16.40 -64.90 percent [+]
Housing Index 115.71 113.77 115.71 93.63 points [+]
Home Ownership Rate 65.10 64.40 65.10 60.50 percent [+]
Housing Starts 38700.00 38600.00 54900.00 12300.00 units [+]
New Home Sales 24308.00 20380.00 36219.00 13922.00 Units [+]
Building Permits 38400.00 39000.00 56500.00 13300.00 [+]
Construction PMI 42.80 42.70 58.00 3.80 points [+]


France Construction PMI
Data are collected at mid-month, asking respondents to compare a variety of business conditions with the situation one month ago. A reading of below 50.0 indicates that the economy is generally declining, above 50.0 that it is generally expanding and exactly 50.0 indicates no change on the level recorded the previous month.