The Manufacturing PMI in Sri Lanka fell to 50.6 in February 2019 from 54.4 in the previous month, signaling the weakest pace of expansion in the manufacturing sector since a contraction was recorded last April. There were declines in output (48.0 vs 55.5 in January) and new orders (48.5 vs 54.0), while growth slowed for stock of purchases (54.0 vs 55.5) and suppliers' delivery time (53.5 vs 55.0). By contrast, the rate of job creation accelerated (53.0 vs 52.5). Manufacturing Pmi in Sri Lanka averaged 55.68 from 2015 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 67.30 in May of 2015 and a record low of 41.60 in April of 2016.

Manufacturing Pmi in Sri Lanka is expected to be 51.20 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Manufacturing Pmi in Sri Lanka to stand at 57.70 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sri Lanka Manufacturing PMI is projected to trend around 58.90 in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Sri Lanka Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Industrial Production 0.40 1.10 35.20 -11.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.00 78.00 82.00 69.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 1217425.70 373245.00 1217425.70 373245.00 LKR Million [+]
Car Registrations 5018.00 7935.00 15017.00 308.00 [+]
Internet Speed 8527.30 7307.31 8527.30 374.62 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 85420.00 107335.00 246049.00 31627.00 IP [+]
Services Pmi 53.00 55.80 66.80 52.60 [+]
Business Confidence 66.00 78.00 136.00 66.00 Index Points [+]
Corruption Index 38.00 38.00 40.00 31.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 89.00 91.00 97.00 52.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 56.00 56.38 56.38 3.84 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 85.00 81.00 85.00 52.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 100.00 111.00 113.00 83.00 [+]
Manufacturing Pmi 50.60 54.40 67.30 41.60 [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.40 1.10 7.80 -3.00 percent [+]


Sri Lanka Manufacturing PMI

The Sri Lanka Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index measures the performance of the manufacturing sector and is derived from a survey of 150 industrial companies. The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index is based on five individual indexes with the following weights: New Orders, Output, Employment, Suppliers’ Delivery Times and Stock of Items Purchased, 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 - Sri Lanka Manufacturing Pmi- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Sri Lanka Manufacturing PMI - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
50.60 54.40 67.30 41.60 2015 - 2019 Monthly




Country Last Previous
Australia 54.00 Feb/19
Brazil 53.40 Feb/19
Canada 52.60 Feb/19
China 49.90 Feb/19
Euro Area 49.30 Feb/19
France 51.50 Feb/19
Germany 47.60 Feb/19
India 54.30 Feb/19
Indonesia 50.10 Feb/19
Italy 47.70 Feb/19
Japan 48.90 Mar/19
Mexico 52.60 Feb/19
Netherlands 52.70 Feb/19
Russia 50.10 Feb/19
Saudi Arabia 56.60 Feb/19
Singapore 50.40 Feb/19
South Africa 46.20 Feb/19
South Korea 47.20 Feb/19
Spain 49.90 Feb/19
Switzerland 55.40 Feb/19
Turkey 46.40 Feb/19
United Kingdom 52.00 Feb/19
United States 53.00 Feb/19


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