Source: IHS Markit
Eurozone manufacturing expansion continued to decelerate in September to mark the lowest level in seven months, dragged by the impact of supply woes on producers. VGK is up 0.02% premarket.
- The Final Eurozone Manufacturing PMI stood at 58.6 in September, a significant decline from 61.4 the month earlier. This is the lowest since February.
- Data indicate that the smaller Euro area member states saw the greatest improvement in conditions, with Austria topping the growth rankings.
- Germany recorded the most notable slowdown compared with August, with the headline slumping over four points to mark an eight-month low.
- The decline was due mainly to two components — new orders and output — which marked considerable moderations in growth. Both marked eight-month lows.
- Supplier delivery times lengthened to a substantial degree, with the length of vendor performance deteriorating greater than in August.
- Supply situations are starting to improve with the decline in COVID-19 cases and the improvement in vaccination rates across countries in Asian economies.