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Japan: Manufacturing PMI recedes in July, moves closer to contraction territory

July 24, 2014

The Markit/JMMA Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) fell from a revised 51.5 in June (previously reported: 51.1) to 50.8 in July. The PMI is now even closer to the 50-threshold that separates an expansion from a contraction in the manufacturing sector.

The monthly deterioration mostly reflected a lower reading in manufacturing output, which was partially offset by better performance in new orders and new export orders. According to Markit/JMMA, “looking through this noise therefore remains a challenge, but we note payroll numbers rose again suggesting manufacturers retain some positive forecasts for the coming months.”

Author: Ricard Torné, Lead Economist

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Japan PMI July 2014

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

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