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IHS Markit Global Sector PMI™

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IHS Markit Global Sector PMI™
May 2022
  Strongest downturn in global metals & mining sector in nearly two years in April  

Key findings

  • Steepest drop in output since May 2020
  • Many sectors see renewed declines, including chemicals, autos, banks and real estate
  • Consumer services sectors perform relatively well in April

The latest S&P Global Sector PMI™ data indicated rising output in only nine out of 21 sectors in April,the lowest total since June 2020 and less than half that seen in March. There was a broad-based fall in manufacturing output, while a number of services sectors including banks and real estate also posted renewed
falls in activity. Of the 12 sectors where activity declined in April, all except Metals & Mining and Transportation had previously recorded growth in March.

Metals & Mining was the bottom-ranked sector for the second month running, with the fastest drop in output since May 2020. Production has declined five times in the past seven months. New orders also contracted at the fastest rate since May 2020, and Metals & Mining was the only global sector to record lower employment in April.

The next-strongest falls in output were seen in Construction Materials, Machinery & Equipment and Automobiles & Auto Parts. The worst-performing services sector was Real Estate, where activity fell for the first time since May 2020. Transportation registered a fourth successive monthly decline in April, while Banks posted a drop in activity for the first time since May 2020.Technology Equipment registered a stagnation in production, following a 20-month sequence of growth.

The fastest rate of growth was again in Other Financials, which includes consumer financial services, investment services and specialty financials. This sector has topped the rankings throughout 2022, although growth eased in April. The two consumer services constituents – Media and Tourism & Recreation – also performed relatively strongly in April as many regions continued to relax COVID restrictions. Consumer Services topped the broad sector rankings for the first time since July 2021.

Industrial Services, Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology and Household & Personal Use Products all extended their
growth sequences to 22 months in April, the longest current expansionary phases globally.



     Month Index Source Link  
  May 2022 S&P Global - 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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