Spain's Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) is a macroeconomic report, which demonstrates the economic activity in the Spanish manufacturing sector based on information received from a monthly survey of purchasing managers from the largest companies. The index is prepared by Markit Economics. The index calculation implies the evaluation of corresponding characteristics: respondents determine whether the situation has improved, deteriorated or has not changed. The responses are evaluated taking into account the significance of surveyed companies.
Unlike government indices, the Manufacturing PMI is published at the beginning of the month and demonstrates the national economy state and developments similarly to Tankan in Japan or ISM in the USA.
The Spanish PMI is calculated by Markit Economics in partnership with the Spanish association of purchasing, contracting and procurement professionals (Asociación Española de Profesionales de Compras, Contratación y Aprovisionamientos (AERCE)).
The questionnaire covers a number of parameters, including new orders, performance, prices, inventory and employment. The most important of them are new orders received and intensity of production, while their combined share is more than 50%.Parameters:
The index is seasonally adjusted. Readings above 50 indicate manufacturing sector growth and can have a positive effect on euro quotes. Lower values may indicate possible decrease in economic activity. Readings below 42 can be an indication of possible recession.
The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index is one of the main indicators of economic development and a leading indicator of possible recession or economic growth. Purchasing managers are among the first to know when the market conditions change, since they work in the short term and can monitor trends towards changing economic conditions. The Manufacturing PMI growth can demonstrate favorable conditions in the current market and can therefore be seen as positive for the euro.
The chart of the entire available history of the "Markit Spain Manufacturing 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.
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