France PMI Manufacturing dropped from 58.0 to 57.3 in July, matched expectations. PMI Services dropped from 56.8 to 56.4, below expectation of 57.0. PMI Composite dropped from 56.6 to 55.9.
Joe Hayes, Senior Economist at IHS Markit said: “Another strong month of growth across France was signalled by the flash PMI figure for August. Despite some of the challenges businesses are facing on the supply side, it’s encouraging to see PMI data consistently signalling robust expansion. Furthermore, given we’re now midway through the third quarter, the survey data up to this point suggest we could see another decent out turn in the corresponding GDP figure.”