The IHS Markit Germany Manufacturing PMI fell to 51.5 in December 2018 from 51.8 in November, in line with a preliminary reading and market expectations, final estimates showed. The latest reading pointed to the weakest expansion in the manufacturing sector since March 2016, as new orders fell further and both accumulation of finished good stocks and backlogs of work continued to decline. Meanwhile, output rose slightly mainly due to the consumer goods sector and employment increased solidly. On the price front, input price inflation slowed mostly due to a fall in oil prices and output cost rose at the quickest pace since September. Finally, business confidence Finally, business confidence remained close to last October's near six-year low as sentiment was curbed by uncertainty relating to Brexit, trade frictions and the slowdown in the automotive industry. Manufacturing PMI in Germany is reported by Markit Economics.

Manufacturing PMI in Germany is expected to be 51.50 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Manufacturing PMI in Germany to stand at 55.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Germany Manufacturing PMI is projected to trend around 54.90 in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Germany Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 101.00 102.00 109.80 80.20 Index Points [+]
Services PMI 51.80 53.30 60.30 41.30 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.50 51.80 63.30 32.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 51.60 52.30 59.00 50.20 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -4.70 0.50 15.30 -21.80 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.90 -0.80 4.00 -6.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -4.90 0.90 15.50 -24.10 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 87.10 87.70 88.70 70.20 percent [+]
New Orders 106.30 107.60 113.80 8.80 Index Points [+]
Factory Orders -1.00 0.20 27.10 -15.70 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 8.73 1.42 9.69 -11.37 EUR Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 1694.00 1490.00 3755.00 416.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 192.30 201.20 201.20 91.05 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -17.50 -24.10 89.60 -63.90 [+]
Car Production 296000.00 450500.00 583399.00 265542.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 237058.00 272674.00 552865.00 43460.00 [+]
Internet Speed 15298.72 14588.37 15298.72 3207.62 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 38794861.00 38344874.00 38794861.00 18134106.00 IP [+]
Mining Production -9.10 -7.90 46.60 -30.40 percent [+]
Steel Production 3450.00 3600.00 4744.00 907.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 82.84 82.64 82.84 5.37 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 3.00 3.00 7.00 3.00 [+]
Corruption Index 81.00 81.00 82.70 73.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 12.00 10.00 20.00 10.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 24.00 20.00 27.00 14.00 [+]


Germany Manufacturing PMI

The Markit/BME Germany Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index measures the performance of the manufacturing sector and is derived from a survey of 500 industrial companies. 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 - Germany Manufacturing PMI - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Germany Manufacturing PMI - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
51.50 51.80 63.30 32.00 2008 - 2018 Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Australia 49.50 Dec/18
Brazil 52.60 Dec/18
Canada 53.60 Dec/18
China 49.70 Dec/18
Euro Area 51.40 Dec/18
France 49.70 Dec/18
Germany 51.50 Dec/18
India 53.20 Dec/18
Indonesia 51.20 Dec/18
Italy 49.20 Dec/18
Japan 52.60 Dec/18
Mexico 49.70 Dec/18
Netherlands 57.20 Dec/18
Russia 51.70 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 54.50 Dec/18
Singapore 51.10 Dec/18
South Africa 50.70 Dec/18
South Korea 49.80 Dec/18
Spain 51.10 Dec/18
Switzerland 57.80 Dec/18
Turkey 44.20 Dec/18
United Kingdom 54.20 Dec/18
United States 53.80 Dec/18


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