Euro Area Manufacturing PMI  2007-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The IHS Markit Eurozone Manufacturing PMI came in at 54.6 in August 2018, unchanged from the preliminary estimate and down from July’s 55.1. The reading pointed to the weakest pace of expansion in the manufacturing sector since November 2016, as new orders increased at the slowest rate for two years and export order growth was unchanged at a near two-year low. In addition, employment rose the least since February 2017 and business optimism weakened amid global trade tensions and the possibility of further tariff impositions. On the price front, input cost pressures remained elevated. Among Eurozone's largest economies, growth slowed in Germany, Italy and Austria; but picked up in France, Spain, Ireland, the Netherlands and Greece. 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 1.22 1.30 1.63 -3.27 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.60 55.10 60.60 33.50 [+]
Services PMI 54.40 54.20 58.30 39.20 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 54.50 54.30 58.80 45.70 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -0.10 2.30 9.20 -21.40 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.80 -0.80 3.30 -3.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.20 2.90 10.10 -21.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 84.10 84.40 85.30 69.60 percent [+]
Changes In Inventories 15.80 9.03 25.28 -27.57 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -7.20 -11.10 89.90 -63.70 [+]
Car Registrations 943.06 947.92 1130.00 669.00 Thousand [+]
Mining Production -6.50 -1.10 42.30 -26.80 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 September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
54.60 55.10 60.60 33.50 2007 - 2018 Monthly
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manufacturing pmi by Country
Country Last
Australia 56.70 Aug/18
Brazil 51.10 Aug/18
Canada 56.80 Aug/18
China 50.60 Aug/18
Euro Area 54.60 Aug/18
France 53.50 Aug/18
Germany 55.90 Aug/18
India 51.70 Aug/18
Indonesia 51.90 Aug/18
Italy 50.10 Aug/18
Japan 52.50 Aug/18
Mexico 50.70 Aug/18
Netherlands 59.10 Aug/18
Russia 48.90 Aug/18
Saudi Arabia 55.10 Aug/18
Singapore 52.60 Aug/18
South Africa 43.40 Aug/18
South Korea 49.90 Aug/18
Spain 53.00 Aug/18
Switzerland 64.80 Aug/18
Turkey 46.40 Aug/18
United Kingdom 52.80 Aug/18
United States 54.70 Aug/18


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