Outlook bleak for manufacturing sector as June PMI slumps

2018-07-02 12:17

The BER/Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index came in weaker than expected in June, losing 1.9 points to reach 47.9, down from 49.8 points in May.

PMI jumps on new sales orders

2018-05-02 16:34

ABSA's Purchasing Managers’ Index rose to 50.9 points in April on the back of new sales orders, after dipping below the 50-point mark in March.

PMI dips back below 50 after encouraging start to year

2018-04-03 16:41

The ABSA Purchasing Managers’ Index has dropped back below the neutral 50-point mark in March, despite improvements during the first two months of the year.

Optimism in manufacturing sector as PMI rises

2018-03-01 12:28

The seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index has edged above the neutral 50-point mark for the first time since May 2017.

Business expectations best since 2010 - ABSA PMI index

2018-02-01 12:30

Expectations of business conditions in six months' time are the best since early 2010, according to a sub-index of the latest ABSA Purchasing Managers' Index.

Private sector health continues to deteriorate - PMI

2018-01-04 12:58

Business conditions in the private sector deteriorated further in December, according to the Standard Bank Purchasing Managers' Index.

Improved optimism for future business conditions - index

2017-10-02 14:16

The Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index for September showed that respondents are more optimistic about future business conditions.

PMI drops as private sector stagnates in weak economy

2017-09-05 11:28

South Africa's private sector is languishing in current weak economic conditions, according to the Standard Bank Purchasing Managers' Index.

PMI shows slight uptick in private sector prospects

2017-08-03 10:22

The Standard Bank South Africa purchasing managers' index rose from 49.0 in June to 50.1 in July, signalling broadly no change in overall private sector operating conditions.

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2017-06-05 18:02

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PMI drops on the back of listeria outbreak and VAT hike

2018-05-04 13:06

The impact of the recent listeria outbreak, labour strikes and a VAT hike contributed to a dip in the purchasing managers' index, the latest PMI data from Standard Bank showed

Growth in SA private sector continues - index

2018-04-05 14:28

There has been a continued modest improvement in the health of the South African private sector in March as indicated by the latest Standard Bank PMI.

PMI rises as private sector conditions improve

2018-03-05 21:00

Private sector health saw an improvement in February as business conditions caused an uptick in the purchasing managers' index.

PMI contracts as private sector health continues to wane

2018-02-05 13:28

Conditions in the private sector have continued to deteriorate amid a fragile economic climate, according to the Standard Bank Purchasing Managers' Index.

More upbeat view of economic activity going forward - survey

2018-01-12 17:23

Respondents to the latest Absa Purchasing Managers' Index were significantly more upbeat about business conditions in SA going forward.

Black Friday sales fail to stem private sector decline

2017-12-05 13:11

The latest purchasing managers' index from Standard Bank has signalled a further deterioration in business conditions in the private sector in November.

German economy strengthens in boost to eurozone outlook

2017-09-22 11:00

Germany’s economy has showed continued strength at the end of the third quarter, with a gauge of private-sector activity hitting the highest in more than six years.

UK manufacturing unexpectedly accelerates to four-month high

2017-09-01 12:03

UK manufacturing has expanded at the strongest pace in four months in August, lifted by both export orders and domestic demand.

'Downturns in business to dent manufacturing sector'

2017-07-03 17:10

There may possibly be a contraction in manufacturing production, following downturns in business and new sales, says an analyst.

PMI still positive but shows weak economic growth

2017-06-05 11:10

SA's purchasing managers' index has remained in positive territory, but signals only fractional growth and weak underlying business conditions in the private sector.

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