IHS News Releases - Automotive


  • 11/5/18 9:07 am EST

    Weakest expansion of service sector activity since March   

    Key findings:Moderate rise in business activity during OctoberNew work increases at slowest pace since July 2016  Strong input cost inflation continuesData collected October 12-29UK service providers signalled another increase in business activity during October, but the rate of expansion eased to its weakest since the snow-related soft patch seen in March. The loss of momentum largely reflected more cautious spending patterns among clients, as highlighted by the weakest upturn inmore...
  • 11/4/18 9:49 pm EST

    Chinese business activity expands at weakest rate for 28 months

    Key points:

    • Services activity growth weakens to 13-month low, while manufacturing production is broadly unchanged
    • Total new orders edge closer to stagnation
    • Increase in service sector staff numbers largely offsets fall in manufacturing employment
    Summary – Services and Composite PMI dataThe latest Caixin China Composite PMI™ data (which covers both manufacturing and services) signalled only a marginal increase in overall Chinese business activity at the start of the fourth quarter of 2018. Furthermore, the Composite Output Index fell from 52.1 in September to a 28-month low of 50.5.AnalysisThe slowdown was broad-based by sector, with both services and manufacturing noting weaker performances compared to the previous month. Notably,more...
  • 11/4/18 9:39 pm EST

    Service sector growth rebounds to six-month high in October

    Key points:

    • Stronger upturn in business activity
    • New business growth quickens to near fiveand-a-half-year high
    • Selling charge inflation eases despite stronger rise in costs

    Data collection 12-26 October

    Japan’s crucial service sector experienced a stronger rate of growth in activity at the start of the fourth quarter. Output was supported by the greatest improvement in demand conditions for almost five-and-a-half years. There were suggestions that, in both cases, growth rebounded as firms looked to recover shortfalls from recent adverse weather conditions. Outstanding business declined despite a softer expansion in employment, while firms retained an optimistic view towards future output.Themore...
  • 11/2/18 9:30 am EDT

    Manufacturing growth falls to 26-month low in October

    Key findings:Final Eurozone Manufacturing PMI at 52.0 in October (Flash: 52.1, September Final: 53.2)Fall in order books as exports decline for the first time in nearly five-and-a-half yearsTrade concerns push confidence down to lowest level since December 2012The ongoing growth slowdown of the eurozone manufacturing economy continued at the start of the fourth quarter.Falling for a third month in succession and remaining well down on the record highs seen around the turn of the year, the IHSmore...
  • 11/2/18 4:00 am EDT

    Financial News names Executive Vice President Sally Moore to 12 th annual FN100 list

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today announced that Financial News named IHS Markit EVP Sally Moore, the firm’s global head of corporate development and strategic alliances, as one of 2018’s 100 Most Influential Women in European Finance (FN100). London-based Moore, who joined IHS Markit in 2006, oversees enterprise strategy for mergers andmore...
  • 11/1/18 12:15 pm EDT

    Production growth eases to 22-month low in October

    Key findings:

    • Weakest rises in output and new work for almost two years
    • Robust job creation continues
    • Sharp rise in input costs
    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Canadian manufacturers reported a sustained upturn in overall business conditions in October, but the rate of improvement slowed for the fourth month running. This was highlighted by a fall in the seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) to 53.9, from 54.8 in September. The latest reading signalled the weakest improvement in manufacturing conditions since January 2017. Softer ratesmore...
  • 11/1/18 11:45 am EDT

    New order growth accelerates to five-month high

    Key findings:

    • Upturn in new business quickens to sharp rate
    • Export orders increase fractionally
    • Rate of job creation picks up to ten-month high
    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--U.S. manufacturing firms signalled a strong start to the final quarter of 2018, with operating conditions improving at a faster pace in October. Driving the latest development in the health of the sector was a sharp increase in new business. The upturn in total new work reached a five-month high, though only a fractional rise in new export orders was registered. Greater production requirements and efforts to clear backlogs meanwhile led to amore...
  • 11/1/18 11:00 am EDT

    UK Manufacturing PMI falls to 51.1 in October

    New orders and employment fall for first time in 27 months  

    Input cost and output price inflation both ease                   

    Conditions in the UK manufacturing sector slowed sharply during October. Output growth weakened, while new order inflows and employment both declined for the first time since July 2016 (the PMI survey directly following the EU referendum). The drop in new business was partly driven by rising global trade tensions and Brexit uncertainties.The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) fell to a 27-month low of 51.1, down from September's revised reading of 53.6 (more...
  • 11/1/18 9:00 am EDT
    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today announced that EVP and Chief Financial Officer Todd Hyatt, and President of Resources, Transportation and CMS Jonathan Gear, will present at the J.P. Morgan Ultimate Services Investor Conference in New York City on Monday, November 12, 2018 at approximately 9:45 a.m. EST. A live webcast and replay of the IHS Markitmore...
  • 10/31/18 10:04 pm EDT

    Production stagnates in October

    Key Points:

    • Output broadly unchanged at start of fourth quarter
    • Marginal increase in total new work amid further drop in export sales
    • Input prices rise at a sharper rate
    Summary:Operating conditions in China’s manufacturing sector were little-changed from the previous month in October. Production was broadly unchanged, as total new business rose only slightly. Subdued sales were partly linked to weaker foreign demand, with export sales declining for the seventh month in a row. Relatively soft market conditions contributed to a further drop in workforce numbers, albeit modest, while buying activity rose only slightly. Furthermore, confidence regarding themore...