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  • Manufacturing Activity Update: Indonesia Experiences Deteriorating Conditions

    Manufacturing Activity Update: Indonesia Experiences Deteriorating Conditions

    It was not the greatest start of the 3rd quarter for Indonesian manufacturers. In fact, in July 2019, Indonesian manufacturing conditions deteriorated for the first time since January 2019. The IHS Markit Indonesia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell from a reading of 50.6 in June 2019 to 49.6 in July 2019, below the 50.0 point threshold that separates expansion from contraction.

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  • Indonesia’s Manufacturing Activity Jumps in March

    Indonesia’s Manufacturing Activity Jumps in March

    Activity in Indonesia’s manufacturing sector grew in March 2019 on the back of solid domestic demand. The Nikkei Indonesia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) accelerated to a reading of 51.2 in March, from 50.1 in the preceding month (a reading above 50.0 indicates expansion in the manufacturing sector, while a reading below 50.0 indicates contraction). It also meant that Indonesia managed to outperform its regional peers as the average PMI in the ASEAN counties stood at 50.3 in March. Overall, survey data show a marginal expansion in Indonesia’s manufacturing economy during the first quarter of 2019.

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  • Manufacturing Activity Indonesia Expands at Slower Rate in June

    Manufacturing Activity Indonesia Expands at Slower Rate in June 2018

    Indonesia's manufacturing activity continued to expand in June 2018 albeit at a lower level compared to the preceding month. The Nikkei Indonesia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) declined from a reading of 51.7 in May to 50.3 in June (slightly above the 50.0 level that separates expansion from contraction in the manufacturing sector). Slower rises in both output and new orders were key reasons that explain the month-on-month decline.

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  • Indonesia's Manufacturing Activity Growth Slows in September

    Indonesia's Manufacturing Activity Growth Slows in September

    Indonesia's manufacturing activity continued to expand in September 2017, albeit at a slower pace compared to the preceding month. Based on the new Nikkei survey, released on Monday (02/10), Indonesia's manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) was recorded at 50.4 points, down from 50.7 in August (a reading of 50.0 separates contraction from expansion in the country's manufacturing activity).

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  • Manufacturing Activity Indonesia Contracts Again in July 2017

    Manufacturing Activity Indonesia Contracts Again in July 2017

    Manufacturing activity in Indonesia fell further in July 2017, touching a one-year low. The Nikkei Indonesia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) was recorded at 48.6 in July, falling deeper into contraction. In the preceding month the index was 49.5 (a reading of 50.0 separates contraction from expansion). Declining new orders caused a sharp and rapid drop in output in Indonesia's manufacturing sector. This then led to job losses, fewer quantities of inputs purchased and depletion in stock levels.

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  • Nikkei Indonesia Manufacturing PMI Rises Again in April 2017

    Nikkei Indonesia Manufacturing PMI Rises Again in April 2017

    Good news for Indonesian manufacturers. The Nikkei Indonesia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) recorded a second consecutive month of growth, touching a 10-month high of 51.2 in April 2017 (from a reading of 50.5 in the preceding month), as further expansion in order books encouraged local companies to boost production, while the relatively weaker rupiah rate (versus the US dollar) exerted upward pressure on input prices, with cost inflation reaching an 18-month peak. Subsequently, output prices rose at an accelerated pace.

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  • Manufacturing Activity Indonesia Improves, Concerns Persist

    Manufacturing Activity Indonesia Improves, Concerns Persist

    Indonesia's manufacturing activity improved in the first month of 2017. The Nikkei Indonesia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) grew to a reading of 50.4 in January 2017, from a reading of 49.0 in the preceding month supported by a slight increase in order books (a reading above 50 signals expansion of the nation's manufacturing industry, while a reading below 50 indicates contraction). The latest data end a three-month contraction streak in Indonesia's manufacturing sector.

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  • Manufacturing Activity in Indonesia Contracts in December 2016

    Manufacturing Activity in Indonesia Contracts in December 2016

    Manufacturing activity in Indonesia continued to contract in the last month of 2016. The Nikkei Indonesia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) slid to a reading of 49.0 in December 2016, from 49.7 in the preceding month (a reading below 50.0 signals contraction, while a reading above 50.0 signals expansion). It was the third consecutive month of contraction in the manufacturing sector of Southeast Asia's largest economy. The survey also showed that Indonesia's manufacturing exports showed their steepest fall since October 2015.

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  • Indonesia's Manufacturing Sector Continued to Contract

    Indonesia's Manufacturing Sector Continued to Contract

    Indonesia's manufacturing sector continued to contract in November 2016 (the second straight month of contraction), albeit at a slower pace. Indonesia's Nikkei Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) climbed to a reading of 49.7 points last month from 48.7 points in October 2016 (a reading above 50.0 signals expansion of the manufacturing sector, while a reading below 50.0 indicates contraction). Contraction in November was largely blamed on subdued demand and floods in parts of Indonesia.

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  • Manufacturing Activity in Indonesia at Highest Level since August 2018

    Manufacturing Activity in Indonesia at Highest Level since August 2018

    Manufacturing activity in Indonesia improved in May 2019 due to an increase in output and new orders. The Nikkei Indonesia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose from 50.4 in April 2019 to 51.6 in the following month, its highest position in nine months (a reading below 50.0 indicates contraction, while a reading above 50.0 indicates expansion in manufacturing activity).

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  • Indonesia's Manufacturing Activity Lost Further Momentum in October

    Manufacturing Sector: Manufacturing Activity Lost Further Momentum in October

    Based on the latest data from IHS Markit, the headline seasonally adjusted Nikkei Indonesia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell modestly to a reading of 50.5 in October 2018 (from 50.7 in the preceding month). The reading represents a marginal improvement in the health of Indonesia’s manufacturing sector.

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  • Manufacturing Growth Indonesia Slowed in September 2018

    Manufacturing Growth Indonesia Slowed in September 2018

    Manufacturing activity in Indonesia expanded in September 2018. However, the pace of growth slowed compared to the preceding month. The Nikkei Indonesia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) declined from August's 26-month high of 51.9 to 50.7 in September (a reading of 50.0 separates contraction from expansion in the manufacturing sector).

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  • Growth in Indonesia's Manufacturing Sector Picks up in August 2018

    Growth in Indonesia's Manufacturing Sector Picks up in August 2018

    Rising domestic demand caused Indonesia's August manufacturing activity to grow at the fastest pace in more than two years. As a result local manufacturing companies added new people to their staff. The headline seasonally adjusted Nikkei Indonesia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) grew to 51.9 in August 2018 (up from 50.5 in the preceding month), further above the 50.0 level that separates expansion from contraction in terms of manufacturing activity.

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  • Indonesia's Manufacturing Activity Up, But Conditions Remain Weak

    Indonesia's Manufacturing Activity Up, But Conditions Remain Weak

    Although manufacturing activity in Indonesia rose slightly in July 2018, there are a number of reasons to be concerned. The headline seasonally adjusted Nikkei Indonesia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) indeed grew modestly from a reading of 50.3 in June to 50.5 in July (a reading of 50.0 separates contraction from expansion in the nation's manufacturing activity). However, overall conditions remain lacklustre in Southeast Asia's largest economy.

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  • Manufacturing Activity Indonesia at 23-Month High in May 2018

    Manufacturing Activity Indonesia at 23-Month High in May 2018

    The Indonesia Nikkei Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) showed a slight improvement to a reading of 51.7 in May 2018, up from 51.6 in the preceding month, meaning that activity in Indonesia's manufacturing sector expanded last month (a reading above 50.0 indicates expansion, while one below 50.0 indicates contraction). The PMI index measures the activity level of purchasing managers in the manufacturing sector. This survey is closely watched as purchasing managers usually have early access to data about their company's performance, which can be a leading indicator of overall economic performance.

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  • Indonesia's Nikkei Manufacturing PMI Rose in April 2018

    Indonesia's Nikkei Manufacturing PMI Rose in April 2018

    Indonesia's manufacturing activity improved in April 2018, touching its fastest growth pace in 22 months, on the back of strengthening domestic demand. The Nikkei Indonesia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to a reading of 51.6 in April 2018, up from 50.7 in the preceding month (a reading above 50.0 indicates expansion in manufacturing activity, while a reading below 50.0 indicates contraction). However, business confidence towards the business outlook (for the year ahead) weakened to the lowest point since December 2012.

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  • Indonesia's Manufacturing Activity Slips from 20-Month High in March

    Indonesia's Manufacturing Activity Slips from 20-Month High in March

    Indonesia's Nikkei Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) eased to 50.7 in March 2018 from a reading of 51.4 in the preceding month (when manufacturing activity touched a 20-month high in Southeast Asia's largest economy). Softer expansion in output and new orders were cited as reason for slowing growth. A reading above 50.0 indicates expansion in manufacturing activity, while a reading below 50.0 indicates contraction.

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  • Growth of Manufacturing Activity in Indonesia Jumps in February 2018

    Growth of Manufacturing Activity in Indonesia Jumps in February 2018

    Indonesia's manufacturing activity improved markedly in February 2018 with the Nikkei Indonesia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rising to a reading of 51.4, from 49.9 in January (the 50.0 level separates contraction from expansion). It was the fastest pace of growth for Indonesia's manufacturing sector since June 2016; growth that came on the back of rising output and new orders.

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