Kenya PMI December 2016


Kenya: PMI hits 8-month high in December

January 19, 2017

The composite Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), produced by IHS Markit and CfC Stanbic Bank, increased from 53.3 in November to 54.1 in December. The reading was the highest since April 2016. As a result, the index remains in expansionary territory, where it has been since the survey was launched in January 2014.

December’s increase reflects better business conditions. New orders increased at the fastest pace in nearly a year and purchasing activity expanded at the strongest pace since the survey was launched. That said, input costs have been on an upward trend, which will increase inflationary pressures in the months to come.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect fixed investment to expand 7.4% in 2017, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast. For 2018, panelists expect fixed investment to grow 7.6%.

Author:, Senior Economist

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Note: Purchasing Managers’ Index. Readings above 50 indicate an expansion in business conditions while readings below 50 point to a contraction.
Source: Stanbic IBTC Bank Nigeria and IHS Markit.

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