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Get the earliest insight into how global economies are recovering through the third quarter from COVID-19 lockdowns from the world’s leading survey data – based on more than 28,000 interviews – the Purchasing Managers’ Index™ (PMI™)

PMI™ data indicated that the global economy continued to recover in September, but preliminary "flash" PMI data for October have hinted that the expansion failed to gain further momentum at the start of the fourth quarter. Second waves of COVID-19 infections were widely blamed for weaker growth—and even contractions—in some economies.

More insights into whether the recovery is progressing or fading will be revealed by the final October data, published between the 1 and 5 November.

Key topics

  • The countries and sectors seeing the strongest rebounds from the peak of the pandemic's impact
  • How rising infection rates in some nations are impacting spending, jobs, and business activity
  • Countries facing renewed downturns
  • Deeper dives into survey order books, employment, and price data
  • Detailed sector PMIs will also add insight into winners and losers
    • If auto makers are still leading the rebound
    • If the travel and recreation industry is still suffering the steepest downturn
    • The latest information on business investment spending and hiring

Learn more about Economics & Country Risk

Join our 30-minute global PMI webcast on Friday, 6 November to gain a detailed overview of the latest trends, including details on both manufacturing and services conditions in all major developed and emerging markets.

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