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™)
February's PMI releases will be closely watched to see if the moderation in growth through the turn of the year turned into a more significant downturn. While the manufacturing sector was the main engine of expansion in recent months, PMI data will show the extent to which headwinds from supply delays—particularly for industries dependent on semi-conductors—are harming growth. These supply shortages hit global trade and pushed output prices to 10-year highs in January, and all eyes will be looking for signals of change in February.
- How will the global economy's resilience to recent COVID-19 restrictions be tested by supply chain delays?
- Which countries and sectors are being hardest hit, and where are the strongest pockets of growth?
- Will US out-performance be sustained?
- Is Europe set for a double-dip recession?
- Will price pressures hit new highs?
- How is the vaccine rollout affecting countries' optimism and business investment?
Listen to our 30-minute global PMI webcast to gain a detailed overview of the latest trends, including details on both manufacturing and services conditions in all major developed and emerging markets.
Learn more about Economics & Country Risk
Chief Business Economist, IHS Markit