Vietnam PMI October 2016


Vietnam: Manufacturing PMI eases slightly in October

November 1, 2016

The Nikkei manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) decreased from September’s 52.9 points to 51.7 points in October and reached a seven-month low. Nonetheless, the Vietnamese indicator remained above the 50-threshold that separates expansion from contraction in business conditions, where it has stayed almost uninterruptedly for the last three years.

October’s result reflects a marginal drop in output while new orders accelerated and stocks of purchases as well as backlogs of work increased, reflecting anticipated higher demand. Moreover, staff levels increased for the seventh consecutive month in October. Regarding price developments, input costs were broadly stable and the prices charged by firms increased timidly.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists see investment rising 8.9% in 2016, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast. For 2017, the panel expects investment to grow 8.7%, which is up 0.1 percentage points from last month’s estimate.

Author: Marlène Rump, Senior Data Analyst

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

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