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IHS Markit Global Sector PMI™

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IHS Markit Global Sector PMI™
Sep 2017
  Technology regains top spot in global sector rankings  

Key findings:

  • Strongest rise in hi-tech output in nearly three years
  • Pharmaceuticals & biotechnology is fastest-growing detailed sector
  • Autos output falls in August

The latest set of IHS Markit Global Sector PMI™ data signalled stronger growth of output across many sectors in August, with seven out of eight broad segments seeing upticks in growth since July. The technology sector was the fastest-growing area of the global economy for the fourth time in five months, having briefly lost top spot to industrials in July. The only broad sector to see slower growth was financials.

Within technology, software & services and technology equipment posted faster rates of expansion, notably in the former. The sectors were ranked fourth and fifth out of 23 sectors monitored at the most detailed level.

Output growth in the industrials sector was driven by general industrials and commercial & professional services, which were ranked second and third respectively. A comparatively modest rise in activity was seen in transportation, ranked twentieth in the latest table.

Pharmaceuticals & biotechnology was the fastest-growing detailed sector in August. In contrast, automobiles & auto parts was the only segment monitored to post declining output.



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The Global Sector PMI data provide corporate planners and decision makers, economic analysts, policy makers and investors with a powerful and unique database with which to monitor business cycles by industry. Sector trends over time can be tracked as well as relative performance between sectors, allowing identification of key growth industries and the drivers within them. The dataset provides monthly indicators of business trends across variables such as output, order books, prices, inventories and employment for eight major groups including: basic materials, consumer goods, consumer services, financials, healthcare, industrials, technology and telecommunication services; and a further 26 sectors and subsectors of those groups.
(source: IHS Markit Global Sector PMI™ Index)


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