March 2017 Ulster Bank PMI slidepack

The latest PMI highlights many noteworthy trends on the local, national and global economy from March 2017. This slide pack explores them in more detail.

Key highlights include:

  • Global output growth just shy of January’s 13-mth high
  • Growth accelerates in UK, EZ, Russia, Japan & India
  • Chinese composite PMI slows to a 6-month low (52.1)
  • Emerging Markets Composite PMI at a 31-month high
  • Eurozone composite PMI (56.4) hits a 6-yr high
  • French & German PMIs post strongest growth since May-11
  • Global input price inflation eases from recent 63-mth high
  • Developed Market manufacturing PMI just shy of recent 35-mth high with Emerging Markets at a 32-mth highs
  • UK composite PMI (54.7) rebounds from 5-mth low due to services while growth slows for manufacturing & construction
  • RoI business activity slows to a 4-mth low (57.0)
  • NI firms’ output growth accelerates to 53.9 but new orders growth slows to a 5-mth low (53.2)

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