PMI

1/6/19 7:44 pm EST

Key points:

  • Weaker rise in new sales hampers output growth
  • Job creation accelerates to three-month high
  • Business confidence remains elevated

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1/4/19 6:25 am EST

Key findings:

- Modest rises in business activity and new work

- Job creation eases to 29-month low

- Business confidence at second-lowest level since 2009

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1/4/19 6:21 am EST

Key findings:

▪ Final Eurozone Composite Output Index: 51.1 (Flash: 51.3, November Final: 52.7)

▪ Final Eurozone Services Business Activity Index: 51.2 (Flash: 51.4, November Final: 53.4)

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1/3/19 8:52 pm EST

Key points

  • Solid rise in services activity; manufacturing output returns to growth
  • Softer increase in total new work
  • Renewed fall in composite output charges

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1/3/19 7:56 pm EST

Key points:

  • Solid output expansion on average over Q4...
  • ...but demand pressures remain subdued
  • Business optimism at lowest since November 2016

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1/2/19 11:33 am EST

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Canadian manufacturers experienced a renewed slowdown in growth at the end of 2018, with both production volumes and incoming new work expanding at softer rates than in November. The pace of manufacturing job creation also moderated in December, partly reflecting a drop in business optimism to its weakest since February 2016.

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1/2/19 11:30 am EST

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--December data indicated a slower, albeit still solid, improvement in the health of the U.S. manufacturing sector. The headline PMI dipped to a 15-month low amid a weaker rise in new business and the joint-softest expansion in output since September 2017. At the same time, the pace of job creation eased to an 18-month low, despite a further rise in backlogs. Notably, business confidence among manufacturers fell again in December more...

1/2/19 6:23 am EST

Key findings:

- UK Manufacturing PMI at 54.2 in December (six-month high)

- New order and new export order inflows strengthen

- Stocks of purchases and finished goods rise sharply

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1/2/19 6:18 am EST

Key findings:


▪ Final Eurozone Manufacturing PMI at 51.4 in
December (Flash: 51.4, November Final: 51.8)
▪ Fall in new work signalled for third month
running
▪ Confidence about the future

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1/1/19 9:08 pm EST

Key Points

  • Renewed expansion of output...
  • ...but overall new business falls for first time in two-and-a-half years
  • Input costs decline for first time since May 2017

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12/4/18 8:57 pm EST

Key points

  • Steepest increase in services activity for five months, while manufacturing production remains stable
  • Composite new business rises at quickest pace since June
  • Inflationary pressures cool

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12/4/18 7:41 pm EST

Key points:

  • Business activity grows solidly
  • Demand conditions remain supportive
  • Confidence strengthens to ten-month peak

Data collection 12-27 November

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12/3/18 11:52 am EST

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Christian Buhagiar, President and CEO at SCMA said:

“Canadian manufacturers enjoyed an overall rebound in growth during November, with business conditions improving at the strongest pace for three months. Stronger rises in output and new orders were supported by the fastest upturn in employment numbers since the survey began in October 2010. The latest robust increase in staffing levels was widely linked to capacity more...

12/3/18 11:51 am EST

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--November survey data signalled a strong improvement in operating conditions across the U.S. manufacturing sector, despite the headline PMI dipping to a three-month low. The upturn was supported by the fastest increase in new orders since May and a sharp rise in employment. Output also rose solidly, despite growth easing to the joint-weakest in over a year. Capacity pressures were also evident through a further rise in backlogs. more...

12/3/18 9:20 am EST

Key findings: 

  • UK Manufacturing PMI at 53.1 in November (two-month high)
  • Trends in output and new orders strengthen slightly
  • New export orders decrease for second month running 

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12/3/18 9:10 am EST

Key findings:

  • Final Eurozone Manufacturing PMI at 51.8 in November (Flash: 51.5, October Final: 52.0)
  • Growth of production only marginal as demand continues to falter
  • Business confidence remains weakest in around six years

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12/2/18 8:56 pm EST

Key Points:

  • Production unchanged for second month running
  • Further increase in total new work, but export trend remains subdued
  • Input cost inflation softens to seven-month low

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12/2/18 8:51 pm EST

Key points:

  • New orders rise at joint-weakest rate in just over two years
  • Production growth moderates
  • Business confidence drops for sixth month running

Data collected November 12 - 23

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11/6/18 6:03 am EST

Key findings:

  • Final Eurozone Composite Output Index:
    53.1 (Flash: 52.7, September Final: 54.1)
  • Final Eurozone Services Business Activity Index: 53.7 (Flash: 53.3, September Final: 54.7)

Data collected October 11-26

October saw the euro area economy expand at its slowest rate for more than two years, according to the final IHS Markit Eurozone PMI® Composite Output Index. Despite coming in higher than the earlier flash estimate of 52.7, October’s final reading of 53.1 was down from the previous more...

11/5/18 9:07 am EST

Key findings:

  • Moderate rise in business activity during October
  • New work increases at slowest pace since July 2016  
  • Strong input cost inflation continues

Data collected October 12-29

UK 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 in more...

11/4/18 9:49 pm EST

Summary – Services and Composite PMI data

The 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.

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11/4/18 9:39 pm EST

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. more...

11/2/18 9:30 am EDT

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 years
  • Trade concerns push confidence down to lowest level since December 2012

The ongoing growth slowdown of the eurozone manufacturing economy continued at the start of the fourth quarter.

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11/1/18 12:15 pm EDT

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. more...

11/1/18 11:45 am EDT

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 a more...