Euro Area Manufacturing PMI  2007-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The IHS Markit Eurozone Manufacturing PMI came in at 58.5 in October of 2017, slightly down from a preliminary reading of 58.6 but higher than 58.1 reported in September. Still, the reading pointed to the strongest expansion in factory activity since early 2011 led by gains in Germany, the Netherlands and Austria. Both output and new orders remained elevated. Also, job creation was the highest on record as employment increased at sharper rates in Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Ireland, Austria and Greece. Meanwhile, business confidence dipped slightly from September’s three-month high but remained elevated with firms expecting production volumes to be higher in 12 months’ time. Manufacturing PMI in the Euro Area is reported by Markit Economics.

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Euro Area Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 1.44 1.34 1.53 -3.85 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 58.50 58.10 59.00 33.50 [+]
Services PMI 55.00 55.80 58.30 39.20 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 56.00 56.70 56.80 45.70 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.30 3.90 9.20 -21.60 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.60 1.40 2.50 -4.10 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 4.40 3.80 10.10 -22.10 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 83.80 83.20 85.30 69.60 percent [+]
Changes In Inventories 3.48 7.58 26.07 -26.49 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 30.90 26.70 89.90 -63.70 [+]
Car Registrations 906.19 934.08 1130.00 669.00 Thousand [+]
Mining Production -5.50 9.40 42.30 -26.70 percent [+]


Euro Area Manufacturing PMI

In the Euro Area, the Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index measures the performance of the manufacturing sector and is derived from a survey of 3,000 manufacturing firms. National data are included for Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Austria, the Republic of Ireland and Greece. These countries together account for an estimated 90% of Eurozone manufacturing activity. The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index is based on five individual indexes with the following weights: New Orders (30 percent), Output (25 percent), Employment (20 percent), Suppliers’ Delivery Times (15 percent) and Stock of Items Purchased (10 percent), with the Delivery Times index inverted so that it moves in a comparable direction. A reading above 50 indicates an expansion of the manufacturing sector compared to the previous month; below 50 represents a contraction; while 50 indicates no change. This page provides the latest reported value for - Euro Area Manufacturing PMI - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Manufacturing PMI - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
58.50 58.10 59.00 33.50 2007 - 2017 Monthly
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manufacturing pmi by Country
Country Last
Australia 51.10 Oct/17
Brazil 51.20 Oct/17
Canada 54.30 Oct/17
China 51.00 Oct/17
Euro Area 58.50 Oct/17
France 56.10 Oct/17
Germany 60.60 Oct/17
India 50.30 Oct/17
Indonesia 50.10 Oct/17
Italy 57.80 Oct/17
Japan 52.80 Oct/17
Mexico 49.20 Oct/17
Netherlands 60.40 Oct/17
Russia 51.10 Oct/17
South Korea 50.20 Oct/17
Spain 55.80 Oct/17
Switzerland 62.00 Oct/17
Turkey 52.80 Oct/17
United Kingdom 56.30 Oct/17
United States 54.60 Oct/17