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Global PMI day is wrapping up.For the most part it was good news.

Asia appears to be growing.  Despite a slightly disappointing reading of the official China PMI, the unofficial HSBC PMI was robust.

Europe continues to be a mess, but most of the manufacturing metrics appear to be improving.

US PMI slipped, but beat expectations and the subindices were quite healthy.  US ISM Manufacturing also crushed estimates.

Markets are surging.

The world’s biggest economies are releasing their January manufacturing PMI reports. This is our live scorecard.

Just a few hours into the day, there was already a controversy.  China’s official PMI unexpectedly fell, while its unofficial HSBC PMI jumped to a two-year high.

Economists warn that the data is noisy, especially considering the upcoming New Years’ holiday.

At the beginning of each month, Markit, HSBC, RBC, JP Morgan and several other major data gathering institutions publish the latest local readings of the manufacturing purchasing managers index (PMI) for countries around the world.

Each reading is based on surveys of hundreds of companies. Read more about it at Markit.

These are not the most closely followed data points.  However, the power of the insights is unparalleled. Jim O’Neill, Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, believes the PMI numbers are among the most reliable economic indicators in the world.  BlackRock’s Russ Koesterich thinks it’s one of the most underrated indicators.



  • 7:00 PM South Korea: HSBC Manufacturing PMI — 49.9, down from 50.1 in Dec.
  • 7:30 PM Australia: AIG Manufacturing PMI — 40.2, down from 44.3
  • 8:00 PM China: NBS Official PMI —50.4, down from 50.6
  • 8:00 PM Netherlands: NEVI Manufacturing PMI — 50.2, up from 49.6
  • 8:45 PM China: HSBC Manufacturing PMI —52.3, up from 51.5
  • 9:00 PM Taiwan: HSBC Manufacturing PMI — 51.5, up from 50.6
  • 9:00 PM Vietnam: HSBC Manufacturing PMI — 50.1, up from 49.3
  • 10:00 PM Indonesia: HSBC Manufacturing PMI — 49.7, down from 50.7
  • 12:00 AM India: HSBC Manufacturing PMI — 53.2, down from 54.7 
  • 12:00 AM Russia: HSBC Manufacturing PMI — 52.0, up from 50.0
  • 2:00 AM Ireland: NCB Manufacturing PMI — 50.3, down from 51.4
  • 3:00 AM Turkey: HSBC Manufacturing PMI — 54.0, up from 53.1
  • 3:15 AM Spain: Markit Manufacturing PMI — 46.1, up from 44.4.
  • 3:45 AM Italy: Markit/ADACI Manufacturing PMI — 47.8, up from 46.7
  • 3:50 AM France: Markit Manufacturing PMI — 42.9, down from 44.6
  • 3:55 AM Germany: Markit/BME Manufacturing PMI — 49.8, up from 46.0
  • 4:00 AM Eurozone Manufacturing PMI — 47.9, up from 46.1
  • 4:00 AM Greece: Markit Manufacturing PMI — 41.7, up from 41.4
  • 4:30 AM UK: Markit / CIPS Manufacturing PMI —50.8, down from 51.
  • 9:00 AM US: Markit Manufacturing PMI — 55.8, down from 56.1
  • 9:30 AM Canada: RBC Manufacturing PMI — 50.5, up from 50.4
  • 10:00 AM US: ISM Manufacturing — 53.1, up from 50.7
  • 10:30 AM Mexico: HSBC Manufacturing PMI — 55.0, down from 57.1
  • 11:00 PM Global: JPMorgan Manufacturing PMI

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