Hong Kong Private Sector PMI  2011-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The seasonally adjusted Nikkei Hong Kong PMI fell to 50.6 in March of 2018 from 51.7 in the previous month. It was the weakest pace of expansion in private sector since October 2017, as both output and new orders increased at a slower pace, growth in Chinese demand softened and confidence remained downbeat. Meanwhile, firms continued to step up purchasing activity, but indicated a preference to tap into current input inventories. At the same time, employment declined for the third month in a row while backlogs fell for the first time in the current quarter. In terms of prices, input cost inflation rose at a slower rate, although the increase in paid prices for purchases remained marked. Companies reduced selling prices to boost sales. Manufacturing PMI in Hong Kong is reported by Markit Economics.

Hong Kong Private Sector PMI
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Hong Kong Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 8.00 2.00 32.00 -53.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.60 51.70 53.30 44.40 [+]
Industrial Production 0.60 0.30 7.10 -12.50 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 4338.00 -621.00 34679.00 -16338.00 HKD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 8336.00 7623.00 16200.00 409.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 2652.00 2668.00 6154.00 332.00 [+]
Internet Speed 21908.83 21943.39 21943.39 6090.98 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 3132077.00 3045927.00 3132077.00 1589168.00 IP [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.53 5.48 5.53 5.22 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 6.00 9.00 12.00 6.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 5.00 4.00 5.00 2.00 [+]
Corruption Index 77.00 77.00 84.00 70.10 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 13.00 15.00 18.00 12.00 [+]

Hong Kong Private Sector PMI

The Nikkei Hong Kong Purchasing Managers’ Index measures the performance of the private sector and is derived from a survey of 300 companies. The 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 private sector activity compared to the previous month; below 50 represents a contraction; while 50 indicates no change. This page provides the latest reported value for - Hong Kong Manufacturing PMI - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Hong Kong Private Sector PMI - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
50.60 51.70 53.30 44.40 2011 - 2018 Monthly

manufacturing pmi by Country
Country Last
Australia 63.10 Mar/18
Brazil 53.40 Mar/18
Canada 55.70 Mar/18
China 51.00 Mar/18
Euro Area 56.60 Mar/18
France 53.70 Mar/18
Germany 58.20 Mar/18
India 51.00 Mar/18
Indonesia 50.70 Mar/18
Italy 55.10 Mar/18
Japan 53.10 Mar/18
Mexico 52.40 Mar/18
Netherlands 61.50 Mar/18
Russia 50.60 Mar/18
South Korea 49.10 Mar/18
Spain 54.80 Mar/18
Switzerland 60.30 Mar/18
Turkey 51.80 Mar/18
United Kingdom 55.10 Mar/18
United States 55.60 Mar/18