The seasonally adjusted Nikkei Hong Kong PMI inched higher to 48.2 in January 2019 from 48.0 in the previous month and marking the tenth straight month of contraction. New orders fell again, accompanied by lower sales to overseas markets, including China. At the same time, output continued to decline, while firms scaled back on purchasing activity and hiring. On the price front, input costs rose for the fourth month running and at the highest pace in seven months, though remained historically modest. To protect profit margins, firms raised marginally output charges again. Looking ahead, sentiment remained negative, amid concerns over trade conflict. Manufacturing PMI in Hong Kong is reported by Markit Economics.

Manufacturing PMI in Hong Kong is expected to be 50.20 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Manufacturing PMI in Hong Kong to stand at 50.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Hong Kong Private Sector PMI is projected to trend around 51.80 in 2020, according to our econometric models.

Hong Kong Private Sector PMI
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Hong Kong Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -12.00 2.00 32.00 -53.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 48.20 48.00 53.30 44.40 [+]
Industrial Production 1.20 1.60 7.10 -12.50 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 11918.00 2949.00 36307.00 -17104.00 HKD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 10733.00 7351.00 16200.00 409.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 3161.00 3254.00 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 82.25 81.99 82.25 5.22 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 7.00 7.00 12.00 7.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 4.00 5.00 5.00 2.00 [+]
Corruption Index 76.00 77.00 84.00 70.10 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 14.00 13.00 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 February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
48.20 48.00 53.30 44.40 2011 - 2019 Monthly

Country Last Previous
Australia 52.50 Jan/19
Brazil 52.70 Jan/19
Canada 53.00 Jan/19
China 48.30 Jan/19
Euro Area 50.50 Jan/19
France 51.20 Jan/19
Germany 49.70 Jan/19
India 53.90 Jan/19
Indonesia 49.90 Jan/19
Italy 47.80 Jan/19
Japan 50.30 Jan/19
Mexico 50.90 Jan/19
Netherlands 55.10 Jan/19
Russia 50.90 Feb/19
Saudi Arabia 56.20 Jan/19
Singapore 50.70 Jan/19
South Africa 49.90 Jan/19
South Korea 48.30 Jan/19
Spain 52.40 Jan/19
Switzerland 54.30 Jan/19
Turkey 44.20 Jan/19
United Kingdom 52.80 Jan/19
United States 54.90 Jan/19