Eurozone 🇪🇺manufacturing #PMI posts 59.6 to stay close to record high in January. Inflationary pressures strengthen, business optimism sharpest on record.
Headline France 🇫🇷 manufacturing PMI remains elevated at 58.4 in January (58.8 – December).Output, new orders and employment rise at marked rates. Business confidence hits record high.
Headline Germany 🇩🇪 manufacturing PMI retreats from December’s record high, but remains buoyant at 61.1 in January. Inflationary pressures sharpest since April 2011.
Manufacturing sector growth in Greece 🇬🇷 most marked in over 10 years. Employment expands at joint-sharpest pace on record.
Following Dec stellar performance, growth in India’s 🇮🇳 manufacturing economy lost some momentum. But PMI data shows GST tax continues to affect business performance.
Vietnam 🇻🇳 manufacturing economy gets off 2018 on a solid note as output, sales and employment all increases at a faster rate. But the upturn is marred by intensifying inflation.
Growth in Thailand’s 🇹🇭 manufacturing sector extends into 2018, with signs of a broadening of demand as export sales improve. But jobs growth remains disappointingly elusive.
Taiwan 🇹🇼 manufacturers see strong start to 2018, but stock shortages could dampen future output performance.
South Korea 🇰🇷 manufacturing sector begins 2018 in expansionary territory. Buoyed by stronger sales and output, business confidence increased to a 33-month high.
Modest start to 2018 for Philippines 🇵🇭 manufacturing as new excise taxes hit demand. #PMI slips to 51.7 in Jan, down from 54.2 in Dec.
Growth in the Myanmar 🇲🇲 manufacturing sector picks up to a eight-month high, buoyed by strong expansions in output and sales. Reports of sharp input cost inflation.
Japan 🇯🇵 manufacturing sector gained further momentum at the start of 2018. New order growth at four-year high. Employment increases further. Headline #PMI at highest since early 2014.