Flash Manufacturing PMI
Flash Manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) is an index that measures manufacturing activity in the economic sector of a country or region for a specific period. This index is used to provide an initial overview of the performance of the manufacturing sector before more comprehensive and accurate data is released. Flash Manufacturing PMI is typically published at the beginning of each month and offers an early insight into the condition of the manufacturing sector.
The Flash Manufacturing PMI index is compiled by research institutions or economic research companies, such as IHS Markit in the United States or Markit in Europe. It is collected through surveys sent to purchasing managers or production managers in manufacturing companies. Respondents are asked to provide information about activities such as production, new orders, supplies, employment, and exports.
The Flash Manufacturing PMI index is typically compiled by taking into account the following components:
1. Output: Measures the production in the manufacturing sector for the respective month.
2. New Orders: The quantity of new orders received by manufacturing companies.
3. Finished Goods Inventory: Changes in finished goods inventory during the period.
4. Employment: The employment status in the manufacturing sector, including job growth or reduction.
5. Exports: Export activities in the manufacturing sector reflecting foreign demand.
The Flash Manufacturing PMI index is usually presented in the form of numbers, with values above 50 indicating growth in the manufacturing sector, while values below 50 indicate contraction. Therefore, it provides an early indication of economic performance and can be used by investors, economists, and market practitioners to make forecasts about the future economic condition. Higher index values are typically associated with stronger economic growth, while lower values suggest potential economic slowdown.