Sunday, 21 January, 2018

Chinese manufacturing posts weakest reading in five month in private survey

Economy to Remain Stable through 2018 Manufacturing can expand into 2019: Oliver
Erik Tate | 02 January, 2018, 11:14

Manufacturing activity has remained above the 50 mark separating growth from contraction since June 2013 when Ireland was approaching the end of a three-year worldwide bailout programme.

Looking ahead to 2018, Polish manufacturers registered the strongest degree of optimism in eight months in December.

The manufacturing sector employed less people as the sub-index of employment dropped 0.3 percentage points month on month to 48.5 in December. "Although new order growth eased, firms continued to ramp up production and took on extra staff at a near-record pace, reflecting the success they have had in securing new work over recent months", associate director at IHS Andrew Harker said.

It was a positive end for the Vietnamese manufacturing sector in 2017 with the Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rising to 52.5 in December from November's 51.4, according to the latest survey from Nikkei's IHS Markit that released on Tuesday. Reflecting greater cost pressures, firms raised their output charges for the fifth month in succession.

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The service sector, which accounted for more than half of the country's gross domestic product, continued steady growth, with the sector's business activity index standing at 53.4 in December, well above the boom-bust line of 50, although declining 0.2 points month on month.

Boosted by hefty government infrastructure spending, a resilient property market and unexpected strength in exports, China's manufacturing and industrial firms have been a major driver behind solid economic growth this year, with their strong appetite for raw materials boosting global commodity prices.

Output expanded at the same pace as in August, matching the highest monthly rate of the year, with companies citing improved sales and stronger underlying market demand as key sources of economic growth.

"The fall in the headline PMI was driven by a contraction in new orders".

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