Category Archives: PMIs

Eurozone Flash PMI At 46.5, Contracts 10 of Last 11 Months

Markit reported this morning the Eurozone PMI Composite Output Index was unchanged at 46.4 in July as the private sector contracted for the tenth time in the past 11 months.    Chris Williamson, Chief Economist at Markit, commented, The flash … Continue reading

Posted in PMIs | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

HSBC China Flash PMI At 49.5, 5-month High

Markit reported the HSBC China Flash PMI increased to a 5-month from 48.2 in June to 49.5 in July.  Manufacturing is still contracting but the reading shows the Chinese economy may be bottoming.   Here’s  Hongbin Qu, Chief Economist, China … Continue reading

Posted in China, PMIs, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

U.S. Manufacturing Contracts For First Time Since July’09

Note the collapse in new orders. (click here if chart is not observable)

Posted in PMIs, US Releases | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Global PMI At Three-Year Low

Markit reported the JP Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI fell to 48.9, the fasted rate of contraction since May 2009.  Led by weak growth in the U.S. rates of decline accelerated in China, Brazil, and Vietnam.  Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, PMIs | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Global PMI Falls to 50.6, Five Month Low

Key Points Global PMI fell to 50.6 in May, down from 51.4 in April, lowest reading in five months; Eurozone and UK PMIs fall to three-year low; Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Netherlands in contraction; Poland, Czech Republic and Switzerland … Continue reading

Posted in PMIs | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

HSBC Korea Manufacturing PMI Falls to 51

Markit reports, Growth of South Korean manufacturing output lost momentum in May, slipping to the weakest in the current four-month period of expansion. New order growth held up relatively well in comparison, with the latest increase only slightly weaker than … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, PMIs | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Flash Eurozone Manufacturing PMI at 45.0, 35-month low

Source:  Markit (click here if charts are not observable)

Posted in Economics, Manufacturing, PMIs | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

U.S. Manufacturing Surprises to the Upside

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM), the US purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for March increased to 53.4 from 52.4 in February, beating expectations of 53.  It’s the 32nd consecutive month that the index has been at least 50. The ISM … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, PMIs | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Eurozone manufacturing slump worsens in March – Markit

(click here if charts are not observable)

Posted in Economics, Euro, Manufacturing, PMIs | Tagged | Leave a comment