Markit European Union Composite Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)

Country:
European Union
EUR, Euro
Source:
Sector:
Business
Medium 30.5 1.3
13.6
Last release Importance Actual Forecast
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30.5
30.5
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Markit Composite PMI is a monthly summary report concerning the changes in the working conditions of private companies in the manufacturing and service sectors. The indicator is based on monthly surveys of purchasing managers working in approximately 5000 private companies in 19 eurozone countries.

Often purchasing managers can track changes in market conditions prior to other company employees, because purchases precede company's production activities. Purchasing managers are among the first to notice such changes. The sample for the survey is chosen so as to cover the maximum possible number of large companies across the euro area.

Purchasing managers complete a questionnaire, in which they assess the basic parameters of their work: input and output prices, employment, production, new orders, etc. The survey participants provide relative estimates: whether figures have increased, decreased or remain unchanged. Individual subindexes are calculated based on these answers. These subindexes characterize inflation, employment and other key indicators of economic activity.

Each response is weighted according to the size of a company and its contribution to the total production or services of the subsector it belongs to. Thus, the largest companies make a greater contribution to the indicator calculation.

The index is seasonally adjusted. Individual weights are given to polled companies. Readings above 50 indicate that most of respondents positively characterize current business conditions. Readings below 50 mean worsening of business conditions.

PMI is one of the most popular indexes closely watched by analysts. It provides operational information covering business activity in the entire private sector of the eurozone. It is interpreted as a leading indicator of production and inflation. PMI growth is an indication of favorable changes in market conditions and can be seen as positive for the euro.

Last values:

actual data

forecast

The chart of the entire available history of the "Markit European Union Composite Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)" macroeconomic indicator. The dashed line shows the forecast values ​​of the economic indicator for the specified dates.

A significant deviation of a real value from a forecast one may cause a short-term strengthening or weakening of a national currency in the Forex market. The threshold values ​​of the indicators signaling the approach of the critical state of the national (local) economy occupy a special place.

Date (GMT)
Reference
Actual
Forecast
Previous
May 2020 prelim.
30.5
1.3
13.6
Apr 2020
13.6
13.5
13.5
Apr 2020 prelim.
13.5
13.6
29.7
Mar 2020
29.7
31.4
31.4
Mar 2020 prelim.
31.4
51.9
51.6
Feb 2020
51.6
51.6
51.6
Feb 2020 prelim.
51.6
51.4
51.3
Jan 2020
51.3
50.9
50.9
Jan 2020 prelim.
50.9
51
50.9
Dec 2019
50.9
50.6
50.6
Dec 2019 prelim.
50.6
50.6
50.6
Nov 2019
50.6
50.3
50.3
Nov 2019 prelim.
50.3
50.5
50.6
Oct 2019
50.6
50.2
50.2
Oct 2019 prelim.
50.2
49.4
50.1
Sep 2019
50.1
50.4
50.4
Sep 2019 prelim.
50.4
52
51.9
Aug 2019
51.9
51.8
51.8
Aug 2019 prelim.
51.8
51.2
51.5
Jul 2019
51.5
51.5
51.5
Jul 2019 prelim.
51.5
52.4
52.2
Jun 2019
52.2
52.1
52.1
Jun 2019 prelim.
52.1
51.9
51.8
May 2019
51.8
51.6
51.6
May 2019 prelim.
51.6
51.4
51.5
Apr 2019
51.5
51.3
51.3
Apr 2019 prelim.
51.3
51.5
51.6
Mar 2019
51.6
51.3
51.3
Mar 2019 prelim.
51.3
52.2
51.9
Feb 2019
51.9
51.4
51.4
Feb 2019 prelim.
51.4
50.7
51
Jan 2019
51
50.7
50.7
Jan 2019 prelim.
50.7
50.5
51.1
Dec 2018
51.1
51.5
51.3
Dec 2018 prelim.
51.3
52.2
52.7
Nov 2018
52.7
52.2
52.4
Nov 2018 prelim.
52.4
53
53.1
Oct 2018
53.1
53.5
52.7
Oct 2018 prelim.
52.7
54.2
54.1
Sep 2018
54.1
54.4
54.2
Sep 2018 prelim.
54.2
54.5
54.5
Aug 2018
54.5
54.4
54.4
Aug 2018 prelim.
54.4
54.4
54.3
Jul 2018
54.3
54.7
54.3
Jul 2018 prelim.
54.3
54.9
54.9
Jun 2018
54.9
54.5
54.8
Jun 2018 prelim.
54.8
53.6
54.1
May 2018
54.1
54.2
54.1
May 2018 prelim.
54.1
55.1
55.1
Apr 2018
55.1
54.6
55.2

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