PMI

11/15/19 4:00 am EST

LONDON (November 15, 2019) – IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, and CIPS (The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply), the world’s largest procurement and supply professional organisation, today announced the addition of the UK to its series of Flash PMIs.

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11/5/19 7:42 pm EST

Key Findings:

  • Business activity drops following typhoon and sales tax rise
  • Both input and output price inflation jump up
  • New order growth eases to 17-month low

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11/4/19 9:40 pm EST

Key findings:

  • Private sector downturn deepens
  • Fall in new business the sharpest since start of 2009
  • Growing pessimism among firms

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11/4/19 9:14 pm EST

Key points

  • Solid rate of manufacturing output growth contrasts with only marginal rise in services activity
  • Composite employment falls for first time in three months
  • Outstanding business at the composite level increases at the quickest rate since March 2011

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11/1/19 11:00 am EDT

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. manufacturing sector saw a further modest improvement in operating conditions in October, supported by faster expansions in output and new business. Rates of growth in both production and new orders accelerated to six-month highs. Subsequently, employment rose at the quickest pace since May and business confidence picked up to a four-month high. Meanwhile, rates of input price and output charge inflation softened and remained subdued, with selling prices more...

11/1/19 10:30 am EDT

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--October data signalled a modest improvement in business conditions across the Canadian manufacturing sector, driven a sustained rebound in output and new business levels.

At 51.2 in October, up from 51.0 in September, the seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) posted above the crucial 50.0 no-change value for the second month running. The latest reading was the highest since February, but signalled only a marginal more...

10/31/19 9:50 pm EDT

Key Points:

  • New orders expand at quickest rate since January 2013
  • Output growth accelerates to solid pace
  • Employment declines again; outstanding work rises further

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10/31/19 9:34 pm EDT

Key findings:

  • Japanese manufacturers under pressure amid weaker demand
  • Production falls for tenth month in a row
  • Firms reduce output charges in bid to stimulate sales

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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...