Global Purchasing Manager Indices (outdated)

Manufacturing Purchasing Manager Indices (PMIs) are considered to be the leading and most important economic indicators.


December 2013 Update

The winners in the manufacturing PMI readings since our last update in August were the Eurozone led by Germany. They managed to reduce the distance to the U.S. Thanks to the weak yen, the Japanese PMI remained one of the strongest. All Emerging Markets still struggle with hawkish central banks, high wage increases and reduced availability of foreign funding.

Japan China Eurozone Germany Europe United States Purchasing Manager Index Brazil

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Via the FT comes this heatmap of global manufacturing PMIs from HSBC:

HSBC manufacturing PMi heatmap 03 January 2014

See on the next page the data until August 2013 , on page 3 and the following ones a long-term overview

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