The IHS Markit Thailand Manufacturing PMI rose to 50.7 in April 2021 from 48.8 in the prior month. This was the first growth in the manufacturing sector since December 2020 and among the best reading during the past two years, boosted by the government's ability to control the recent wave of local COVID-19 infections. Production and new business both increased for the first time this year, spurred by a boost to exports. Also, the volume of inputs ordered rose for the first time in four months. This generated additional pressure on supply chains, and suppliers' delivery times lengthened the most in the survey history. Less positively, employment continued to fall, reflecting ongoing pessimism about the next 12 months. Meantime, inflationary pressures remained subdued despite rising demand for raw materials. Input prices rose for the seventh month running, but only marginally. That said, output prices increased for only the second time in 16 months. source: Markit Economics

Manufacturing PMI in Thailand averaged 49.33 points from 2016 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 51.10 points in May of 2018 and a record low of 36.80 points in April of 2020. This page provides - Thailand Manufacturing Pmi- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Thailand Manufacturing PMI - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2021.

Manufacturing PMI in Thailand is expected to be 49.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Manufacturing PMI in Thailand to stand at 52.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Thailand Manufacturing PMI is projected to trend around 51.00 points in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Thailand Manufacturing PMI

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
50.70 48.80 51.10 36.80 2016 - 2021 points Monthly


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Thailand Factory Activity Rebounds
The IHS Markit Thailand Manufacturing PMI rose to 50.7 in April 2021 from 48.8 in the prior month. This was the first growth in the manufacturing sector since December 2020 and among the best reading during the past two years, boosted by the government's ability to control the recent wave of local COVID-19 infections. Production and new business both increased for the first time this year, spurred by a boost to exports. Also, the volume of inputs ordered rose for the first time in four months. This generated additional pressure on supply chains, and suppliers' delivery times lengthened the most in the survey history. Less positively, employment continued to fall, reflecting ongoing pessimism about the next 12 months. Meantime, inflationary pressures remained subdued despite rising demand for raw materials. Input prices rose for the seventh month running, but only marginally. That said, output prices increased for only the second time in 16 months.
2021-05-05
Thailand Factory Activity Shrinks at Softer Pace
The IHS Markit Thailand Manufacturing PMI went up to 48.8 in March 2021 from a seven-month low of 47.2 in February 2021. Still, this marked the third straight month of contraction in factory activity, with the latest reading remaining below its long-run trend level of 49.4. New export orders rose for the first time since February 2020; while output, new orders, and purchasing and input inventories all declined for the third month running. At the same time, firms cut workforces further, with backlogs of work broadly unchanged following a steep drop in February. As for prices, average input prices continued to increase, amid global supply shortages. In contrast, manufacturers left their own output prices unchanged since February, reflecting the weak demand environment. Lastly, confidence remained pessimistic, albeit less so than in January and February.
2021-04-01
Thailand Factory Activity Deteriorates Further
The IHS Markit Thailand Manufacturing PMI was down to a seven-month low of 47.2 in February 2021 from 49.0 a month earlier. The headline PMI now has fallen three times in the past four months as output and new orders fell further, and at faster rates. Also, weak export demand continued to weigh heavily on overall orders. Firms reduced employment again, while the level of outstanding work dropped noticeably for the first time in six months. The respective index was amongst the lowest since the series began in December 2015. Purchases of inputs fell the most since July 2020, contributing to a faster decline in stocks of production materials. Inventories of finished goods similarly fell at the strongest rate since July 2020. As for prices, input prices rose fractionally, while output prices dropped for the second month running in an effort to boost sales. Finally, sentiment weakened, reflecting falling customer numbers and the slow pace of economic recovery from COVID19.
2021-03-01
Thailand Manufacturing Sector Deteriorates
The IHS Markit Thailand Manufacturing PMI was down to 49.0 in January 2021 from 50.8 a month earlier. The downturn was the worst since last July, and the fall in the headline figure was among the sharpest in the five-year survey history. Both new orders and output both declined for the first time in six months and job shedding continued. Meanwhile, export demand remained weak, reflecting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on international trade. At the same time, buying activity fell fior the first time in four months, and employment declined for the twenty-eighth straight month. There was a general lack of pressure on business capacity as backlogs of work remained unchanged. On the price front, input prices rose for the fourth month running, but at a marginal pace. Meanwhile, output prices fell for the first time in three months, linked by firms to lower new orders. Lastly, sentiment turned negative, amid a second wave of local coronavirus outbreak.
2021-02-01

Thailand Manufacturing PMI
The IHS Markit Thailand Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index measures the performance of the manufacturing sector and is derived from a survey of 450 manufacturing companies. The 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.