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IHS Markit Global Sector PMI™

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IHS Markit Global Sector PMI™
Nov 2021
  Healthcare Services remains fastest-growing global sector in October  

Key findings

  • Healthcare Services tops global growth rankings for third straight month
  • Automobiles & Auto Parts output falls for third month running, but at weaker rate
  • Metals & Mining output declines for first time since September 2020

The latest Global Sector PMI™ data from IHS Markit revealed rising business activity in 18 out of 21 detailed sectors monitored in October. The strongest expansion was again seen in Healthcare Services, which has topped the global growth rankings since August. Sharp expansions were also registered in Other Financials (including consumer financial
services, investment services and specialty financials), Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology and Industrial Services (including commercial and professional services).

The global Automobiles & Auto Parts sector registered falling output for the third successive month in October, leaving it bottom of the rankings for the second straight month. The rate of decline eased from September, however, as did the drop in new orders. Suppliers' delivery times lengthened severely again, albeit less so than in August and September.

The other sectors to record declining output in October were Metals & Mining and Software & Services. The former posted the first contraction since September 2020, while the latter saw a decline for the second time in three months. Both sectors also registered lower incoming new business in October.

Cost pressures intensified in many sectors in October. The strongest rates of input price inflation were seen in Construction Materials, Machinery & Equipment, Automobiles & Auto Parts and Forestry & Paper Products. The weakest rates of inflation were in Other Financials, Insurance, Banks and Media. Companies increasingly passed on higher input prices to customers with nine sectors hiking output prices at record rates in October.

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  Nov 2021 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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