The Emirates NBD Saudi Arabia PMI rose to 57.3 in May 2019, the highest reading since December 2017, from 56.8 in April. Output growth accelerated to a 17-month high and new orders rose at one of the fastest seen over the past four years. In addition, export orders grew the most since February 2017. Also, employment went up the most since January, though the rate was only marginal. On the price front, selling prices increased modestly for the first time in seven months, on higher costs and stronger demand. Meanwhile, overall input prices rose the most since last December, though the rate of inflation was still subdued by historical standards, with both purchasing costs and wages up only slightly. Finally, confidence remained strong despite easing from a near five-year high in April, linked to underlying economic conditions and plans for improved products and services. Manufacturing PMI in Saudi Arabia is reported by Markit Economics.

Manufacturing PMI in Saudi Arabia is expected to be 56.90 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Manufacturing PMI in Saudi Arabia to stand at 56.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Saudi Arabia Non-Oil Private Sector PMI is projected to trend around 56.50 in 2020, according to our econometric models.

Saudi Arabia Non-Oil Private Sector PMI
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Saudi Arabia Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 3.00 -12.00 63.00 -12.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 57.30 56.80 61.80 51.40 [+]
Industrial Production 2.34 5.84 25.87 -24.93 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -6297.00 43955.00 121176.00 -51524.00 SAR Million [+]
Internet Speed 6705.52 6321.15 6705.52 1242.08 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 3510242.00 3551866.00 4339235.00 177395.00 IP [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.35 4.17 4.17 -3.10 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.71 16.44 21.50 -2.65 percent [+]
Mining Production 3.39 1.95 6.02 -6.75 percent [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 62.00 65.00 81.00 11.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 67.50 65.91 67.50 4.54 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 39.00 41.00 41.00 17.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 92.00 92.00 96.00 10.00 [+]
Corruption Index 49.00 49.00 52.00 33.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 58.00 57.00 80.00 46.00 [+]
Steel Production 480.00 495.00 558.00 7.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]

Saudi Arabia Non-Oil Private Sector PMI

In Saudi Arabia, the Emirates NBD Saudi Arabia Purchasing Managers’ Index measures the performance of companies in non-oil private sector and is derived from a survey of 400 companies, including manufacturing, services, construction and retail. 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 non-oil private sector compared to the previous month; below 50 represents a contraction; while 50 indicates no change. This page provides the latest reported value for - Saudi Arabia Manufacturing PMI - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Saudi Arabia Non-Oil Private Sector PMI - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
57.30 56.80 61.80 51.40 2011 - 2019 Monthly

Country Last Previous
Australia 52.70 May/19
Brazil 50.20 May/19
Canada 49.10 May/19
China 50.20 May/19
Euro Area 47.80 Jun/19
France 52.00 Jun/19
Germany 45.40 Jun/19
India 52.70 May/19
Indonesia 51.60 May/19
Italy 49.70 May/19
Japan 49.50 Jun/19
Mexico 50.00 May/19
Netherlands 52.20 May/19
Russia 49.80 May/19
Saudi Arabia 57.30 May/19
Singapore 49.90 May/19
South Africa 45.40 May/19
South Korea 48.40 May/19
Spain 50.10 May/19
Switzerland 48.60 May/19
Turkey 45.30 May/19
United Kingdom 49.40 May/19
United States 50.10 Jun/19