Japan PMI November 2016


Japan: Manufacturing PMI recedes from October's nine-month high in November

November 24, 2016

The Nikkei Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell from October’s revised nine-month high of 51.4 (previously reported: 51.7) to 51.1 in November. Nevertheless, the index remains above the 50-threshold that separates expansion from contraction in the manufacturing sector.

November’s result reflected weaker growth in output, new orders and employment. On the upside, the stocks of materials purchased returned to positive territory. Despite experiencing a deceleration, growth in new export orders was robust in November, signaling better global trade dynamics. Higher prices for fuel-related items prompted cost prices to jump above the 50-threshold for the first time since December 2016.

Author: Ricard Torné, Lead Economist

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Japan PMI November 2016

Note: Nikkei Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index. Readings above 50 indicate an expansion in the manufacturing sector while readings below 50 indicate a contraction.
Source: IHS Markit and Nikkei.

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