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IHS Markit Global Sector PMI™

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IHS Markit Global Sector PMI™
Oct 2017
 
     
  Financials, industrials and technology drive global growth in Q3  
 
Abstract

Key findings:

  • Strongest rise in financials activity in over three years in September
  • Basic materials posts strongest quarter of output growth since Q4 2013
  • Growth of autos output resumes in September


The latest set of IHS Markit Global Sector PMITM data signalled further broad-based growth of output in September. Over the third quarter as a whole, financials posted the strongest increase in activity, followed closely by industrials and technology. These were also the fastest-growing broad sectors in the second quarter, albeit in the opposite order. Notably, financial activity rose at the fastest rate since August 2014 in September. Meanwhile, the rate of growth in basic materials production over Q3 as a whole was the sharpest since Q4 2013.
 
Looking at detailed sector data, the sharpest output growth in the third quarter was registered in technology equipment, followed by commercial & professional services and other financials respectively.

At the other end of the global rankings, beverages posted a marginal fall in output in Q3, following solid overall growth in Q2. Of the remaining sectors monitored, automobiles & auto parts registered the weakest rate of expansion during the third quarter, mainly reflecting a decline in output in August. That said, the sector posted renewed growth in September.
 

 
     
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  Oct 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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