PMI

10/8/19 10:00 am EDT

Key points

  • Slower growth in services activity offset by stronger expansion of manufacturing output
  • Total new work rises at fastest pace since February 2018
  • Job creation in service sector leads to strongest increase in composite employment since January 2013·

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10/3/19 11:00 am EDT

Key findings:

  • Service sector output rises solidly in September...
  • ...but new orders grow at weak pace relative to 2019 trend so far
  • Selling charges increase only fractionally

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10/1/19 11:00 am EDT

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--September PMI data indicated a marginally faster rate of improvement in the health of U.S manufacturing, though the overall picture remained one of a struggling goods producing sector that has suffered its worst quarter since 2009. Expansions in production and new orders remained only modest, meaning firms were encouraged to increase their workforce numbers only tentatively. Business confidence remained relatively gloomy due to muted demand conditions. more...

10/1/19 10:30 am EDT

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--There were some signs of positivity in the Canadian manufacturing sector at the end of the third quarter, with output, new orders and exports all returning to growth in September. Meanwhile, the rate of job creation picked up to a seven-month high.

A further slowdown in the rate of input cost inflation was recorded, with price pressures among the weakest in the survey's history. As a result, output prices also continued to rise only modestly. more...

9/30/19 9:20 pm EDT

Key findings:

  • Output reduced as deterioration in demand extends into September
  • Firms link export weakness to lower sales to China, US and Europe
  • Business expectations remain historically subdued

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9/29/19 9:55 pm EDT

Key Points

  • Stronger increases in output and total new orders
  • New export business continues to decline
  • Backlogs rise at quicker pace as staffing levels remain broadly unchanged

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9/3/19 9:51 pm EDT

Key points:

  • Manufacturers and service providers both see improved rates of business activity growth
  • Composite new orders expand at quickest rate for four months
  • Total employment increases for the first time since April 

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9/3/19 9:23 pm EDT

Key findings:

  • Relatively sharp rise in service sector output in August...
  • ...but new business growth eases to 13-month low
  • Business confidence remains subdued

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9/3/19 11:00 am EDT

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--U.S. manufacturers signalled a further slowdown in overall growth in August, with the PMI dropping to its lowest for almost a decade. The headline figure was weighed on by a subdued rise in production and lacklustre client demand. Falling orders among foreign clients dragged on overall new business growth and producer confidence. The degree of optimism about the year ahead hit a fresh seven-year series low amid growing business uncertainty. As such, employment was more...

9/3/19 10:30 am EDT

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--August data revealed a renewed deterioration in business conditions across the Canadian manufacturing sector, following a slight improvement during the previous month. This was highlighted by a fall in the seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) to 49.1 in August, from 50.2 in July.

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9/1/19 9:57 pm EDT

Key findings:

  • Sluggish demand conditions persist in August
  • Output continues to decline; business confidence subdued
  • Firms reduce output charges to stimulate sales

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9/1/19 9:54 pm EDT

Key Points:

  • Marginal expansion of output
  • New orders broadly stable, despite further decline in export sales
  • Output charges fall at quickest rate since December 2015

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8/5/19 7:11 am EDT

Key findings:

  • Modest increase in service sector output
  • Rebound in new work, helped by export sales
  • Business expectations ease to a four-month low

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8/5/19 7:07 am EDT

Key findings:

▪ Final Eurozone Composite Output Index: 51.5 (Flash: 51.5, June Final: 52.2)
▪ Final Eurozone Services Business Activity Index: 53.2 (Flash: 53.3, June Final: 53.6)

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8/5/19 2:59 am EDT

Key findings: 

  • Modest activity growth sustained in July...
  • ...but new business and employment growth eases
  • Optimism dips to near two-year low

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8/4/19 11:09 pm EDT

Key points

  • Manufacturing sector stabilises, but service sector growth weakens further
  • Total new work expands at a slightly faster pace
  • Optimism regarding future output improves to three-month high

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8/1/19 11:15 am EDT

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--U.S. manufacturing firms signalled only a fractional improvement in business conditions in July, with the headline PMI dropping to its lowest since September 2009. Driving less robust overall growth was a slower increase in production and muted client demand. Although the rate of expansion in new business quickened, it remained historically subdued, with export orders contracting for the second time in the last three months. In line with less robust demand, optimism more...

8/1/19 10:45 am EDT

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Canadian manufacturers signalled another fall in production levels during July, largely reflecting a sustained decrease in new orders. However, the latest drop in output was the least marked since the downturn began in April. Moreover, manufacturers signalled a rebound in business optimism regarding the year ahead outlook and staffing levels picked up for the third month running. At the same time, input cost inflation eased to its weakest for just over six years, which more...

8/1/19 7:33 am EDT

Key findings:

  • UK Manufacturing PMI at 48.0 in July (unchanged)
  • Output, new orders and employment fall again
  • Businesses forecast output to be higher in one year's time

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8/1/19 7:31 am EDT

Key findings:

  • Final Eurozone Manufacturing PMI at 46.5 in July (Flash: 46.4, June Final: 47.6)
  • Output and orders both down markedly as confidence hits lowest since December 2012
  • Sharpest recorded reduction in employment for over six years

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7/31/19 9:50 pm EDT

Key Points:

  • Production stabilises amid slight uptick in new work
  • Employment falls at quickest pace for five months
  • Factory gate prices decline for the first time since January

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7/31/19 9:32 pm EDT

Key findings: 

  • Firms reduce output for seventh successive month
  • Weak domestic and foreign demand persists
  • Output prices cut as firms look to stimulate sales

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7/3/19 6:49 am EDT

Key findings: 

  • Business activity rises only fractionally in June
  • Jobs growth picks up, despite weak demand
  • Strong increase in input costs

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7/2/19 11:48 pm EDT

Key points:

  • Manufacturing output falls, as service sector business activity increases modestly
  • New business rises only marginally
  • Business confidence weakens to new record low

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7/2/19 11:43 pm EDT

Key findings:

  • Business activity grows amid increased sales
  • Inflationary pressures ease
  • Business confidence remains in line with year-to-date average

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