The Swiss PMI decreased to a seasonally adjusted 57.4 in October 2018 from 59.7 in the previous month and below market expectations of 58.5. The reading pointed to the weakest expansion in the factory activity since May last year, as production (down 7.7 points to 54.1); purchasing volume (down 3.3 points to 53.8); purchasing prices (down 0.8 points to 60.4); employment (down 4.8 points to 55.3) and sales stocks (down 2.7 points to 54.6) declined. On the other hand, new orders (up 0.5 points to 56.3); delivery times (up 2.2 points to 68.2) and stocks purchased (up 1.4 points to 57.3) advanced. Manufacturing PMI in Switzerland averaged 54.06 from 1995 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 66.90 in December of 2006 and a record low of 32.90 in March of 2009.

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Switzerland Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 100.10 102.30 121.50 67.70 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 57.40 59.70 66.90 32.90 [+]
Industrial Production 8.30 6.80 12.30 -11.10 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 8.80 7.30 12.80 -11.80 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 84.70 84.22 90.00 75.04 percent [+]
Factory Orders 11.40 11.20 17.10 -24.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -631.50 688.10 4323.60 -4191.50 CHF Million [+]
Bankruptcies 13257.00 12927.00 13257.00 3040.00 Companies and Individuals [+]
Car Registrations 22.57 34.86 37.56 1.96 Thousand [+]
Internet Speed 21683.45 21238.67 21683.45 4380.25 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 3855605.00 3760263.00 3855605.00 1700696.00 IP [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -39.10 -30.80 65.00 -91.10 [+]
Mining Production -2.70 0.60 16.50 -22.60 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 82.59 82.37 82.59 5.54 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 4.00 4.00 4.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 38.00 33.00 38.00 19.00 [+]
Corruption Index 85.00 86.00 91.00 84.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 3.00 5.00 12.00 3.00 [+]


Switzerland Manufacturing PMI

In Switzerland, the SVME Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index measures the performance of the manufacturing sector and is derived from a survey to executives on their procurement expectations for the following month. 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 - Switzerland Manufacturing PMI - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Switzerland Manufacturing PMI - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
57.40 59.70 66.90 32.90 1995 - 2018 Monthly
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Country Last
Australia 58.30 Oct/18
Brazil 51.10 Oct/18
Canada 53.90 Oct/18
China 50.10 Oct/18
Euro Area 52.00 Oct/18
France 51.20 Oct/18
Germany 52.20 Oct/18
India 53.10 Oct/18
Indonesia 50.50 Oct/18
Italy 49.20 Oct/18
Japan 52.90 Oct/18
Mexico 50.70 Oct/18
Netherlands 57.10 Oct/18
Russia 51.30 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 53.80 Oct/18
Singapore 51.90 Oct/18
South Africa 42.40 Oct/18
South Korea 51.00 Oct/18
Spain 51.80 Oct/18
Switzerland 57.40 Oct/18
Turkey 44.30 Oct/18
United Kingdom 51.10 Oct/18
United States 55.70 Oct/18


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