The Swiss PMI fell to 50.3 in March of 2019 from 55.4 in February and well below market expectations of 53.6. The reading pointed to the slowest growth in factory activity since December of 2015, amid falls in production (-7.2 to 49), purchasing volume (-3.4 to 46.6), stocks purchased (-1.6 to 49.7) and sales stcks (-3.4 to 48.9). Also, slowdowns were seen in orders (-3.8 t 51), employment (-5.8 to 52.5) and purchasing prices (-4.6 to 51.5). Manufacturing PMI in Switzerland averaged 54.07 from 1995 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 66.90 in December of 2006 and a record low of 32.80 in March of 2009.

Manufacturing PMI in Switzerland is expected to be 55.50 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Manufacturing PMI in Switzerland to stand at 52.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Switzerland Manufacturing PMI is projected to trend around 54.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Switzerland Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 97.40 93.00 119.30 71.80 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.30 55.40 66.90 32.80 [+]
Industrial Production 5.10 0.80 12.30 -10.60 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 5.70 0.90 12.80 -11.60 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 84.29 84.70 90.00 75.04 percent [+]
Factory Orders 11.40 11.20 17.10 -24.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -2642.00 -305.90 4314.50 -4257.30 CHF Million [+]
Bankruptcies 13257.00 12927.00 13257.00 3040.00 Companies and Individuals [+]
Car Registrations 24.77 25.10 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 -26.90 -16.60 65.00 -91.10 [+]
Mining Production -6.00 -4.50 19.80 -24.60 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 85.00 91.00 84.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 3.00 3.00 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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
50.30 55.40 66.90 32.80 1995 - 2019 Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Australia 51.00 Mar/19
Brazil 52.80 Mar/19
Canada 50.50 Mar/19
China 50.80 Mar/19
Euro Area 47.80 Apr/19
France 49.60 Apr/19
Germany 44.50 Apr/19
India 52.60 Mar/19
Indonesia 51.20 Mar/19
Italy 47.40 Mar/19
Japan 49.50 Apr/19
Mexico 49.80 Mar/19
Netherlands 52.50 Mar/19
Russia 52.80 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 56.80 Mar/19
Singapore 50.80 Mar/19
South Africa 45.00 Mar/19
South Korea 48.80 Mar/19
Spain 50.90 Mar/19
Switzerland 50.30 Mar/19
Turkey 47.20 Mar/19
United Kingdom 55.10 Mar/19
United States 52.40 Apr/19


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