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IHS Markit Global Sector PMI™

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IHS Markit Global Sector PMI™
Aug 2017
  Basic materials output growth hits three-year high  

Key findings:

  • Basis materials moves up global sector rankings
  • Financials remains fastest-growing broad sector
  • Autos output stagnates in July


The latest set of IHS Markit Global Sector PMI™ data signalled stronger growth of basic materials output in July. The rate of expansion of production in the broad sector – which includes chemicals and resources such as metals and wood – accelerated to the fastest since June 2014. As a result, basic materials rose to third in the global rankings, its highest position since last November.

The strongest overall rate of expansion was again registered in financials, albeit the weakest in three months. This mainly reflect strong growth in
other financials – including consumer financial services, specialty financials and investment services – which topped the detailed sector rankings, and banks. Real estate posted another relatively muted increase in activity, but saw faster growth of new business.

Consumer services registered another weak rise in activity in July and remained the bottom-ranked broad sector for the third straight month. Another consumer-related sector, automobiles & auto parts, registered no change in output in July, while beverages was the only detailed sector monitored to post a contraction.


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  Aug 2017 Markit Global Sector PMI ™ IHS Markit  


The Global Sector PMI data provide corporate planners and decision makers, economic analysts, policy makers and investors with a powerful and unique database with which to monitor business cycles by industry. Sector trends over time can be tracked as well as relative performance between sectors, allowing identification of key growth industries and the drivers within them. The dataset provides monthly indicators of business trends across variables such as output, order books, prices, inventories and employment for eight major groups including: basic materials, consumer goods, consumer services, financials, healthcare, industrials, technology and telecommunication services; and a further 26 sectors and subsectors of those groups.
(source: IHS Markit Global Sector PMI™ Index)



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