The Unicredit Bank Austria Manufacturing PMI fell to 57.9 in March of 2022 from 59.3 in the previous month, pointing to the slowest expansion in factory activity since January 2021. The increase in production was the second-weakest seen in the past 15 months, while growth among new orders and employment also eased. On the price front, input cost soared to a six-month high and was close to the record levels seen in 2021 while firms continued to transfer additional cost burdens to clients. Finally, the manufacturer's expectations ticked up from March's 21-month low but remained subdued. source: Markit Economics

Manufacturing PMI in Austria averaged 53.53 points from 2013 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 67 points in June of 2021 and a record low of 31.60 points in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Austria Manufacturing PMI - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Austria Manufacturing PMI - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2022.

Manufacturing PMI in Austria is expected to be 56.80 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Austria Manufacturing PMI is projected to trend around 55.50 points in 2023 and 56.50 points in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Austria Manufacturing PMI



Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Manufacturing PMI 57.90 59.30 points Apr 2022

Austria Manufacturing PMI
In Austria, the Bank Austria Manufacturing PMI measures the performance of the manufacturing sector. 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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
57.90 59.30 67.00 31.60 2013 - 2022 points Monthly
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Austria Manufacturing PMI Hits 15-Month Low
The Unicredit Bank Austria Manufacturing PMI fell to 57.9 in March of 2022 from 59.3 in the previous month, pointing to the slowest expansion in factory activity since January 2021. The increase in production was the second-weakest seen in the past 15 months, while growth among new orders and employment also eased. On the price front, input cost soared to a six-month high and was close to the record levels seen in 2021 while firms continued to transfer additional cost burdens to clients. Finally, the manufacturer's expectations ticked up from March's 21-month low but remained subdued.
2022-04-27
Austria Manufacturing PMI Edges Higher
The UniCredit Bank Austria Manufacturing PMI edged up to 59.3 in March of 2022 from 58.4 in the previous month, marking the 21st consecutive month of growth in the sector. Factory production levels continued to grow and remained above the long-term average. Meanwhile, manufacturers signaled a slower increase in inflows of new orders, while export demand rose the least for three months, mostly due to economic effects of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. After improving in recent months, supply chain issues worsened in March due to challenges with material availability and transportation. At the same time, surging energy and commodity prices led input costs to accelerate at the fourth fastest pace on record. Still, employment growth across the sector was strong in March. Looking forward, soaring input prices and renewed supply chain disruptions brought future expectations to sink to 21-month lows.
2022-03-29
Austria Manufacturing PMI at 3-Month Low
The Unicredit Bank Austria Manufacturing PMI fell to 58.4 in February of 2022 from 61.5 in the previous month, pointing to the slowest expansion in factory activity since November of 2021. All sub-components except employment, imparted a negative directional influence. Growth in new orders eased for the first time in three months, but nonetheless remained quicker than the long-run average. Output growth slowed notably from January’s 4-month high, constrained by a spate of staff absences linked to Omicron as well as softer order book growth. At the same time, backlogs of work, although softened from January, continued to build up owing to ongoing supply and capacity constraints. Meanwhile, both input and selling price inflation eased further from the highs seen during the second half of 2021. Looking ahead, manufacturer’s expectations ticked down slightly from January but generally remained optimistic about growth prospects in the year ahead.
2022-02-24