Manufacturing PMI in Austria decreased to 45.80 points in March from 50.20 points in February of 2020.

Manufacturing PMI in Austria averaged 52.68 points from 2013 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 64.30 points in December of 2017 and a record low of 45.10 points in September of 2019. This page provides the latest reported value for - Austria Manufacturing PMI - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Austria Manufacturing PMI - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2020. source: Markit Economics

Manufacturing PMI in Austria is expected to be 43.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Manufacturing PMI in Austria to stand at 48.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Austria Manufacturing PMI is projected to trend around 51.00 points in 2021 and 52.00 points in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Austria Manufacturing PMI

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
45.80 50.20 64.30 45.10 2013 - 2020 points Monthly

News Stream
Austria Factory Activity Growth at 1-Year High
The Unicredit Bank Austria Manufacturing PMI rose to 50.2 in February of 2020 from 49.2 in the prior month. The reading pointed to the quickest expansion in factory activity since February last year after 10 straight months of decline, as both output and employment returned to growth. Still, new orders fell for the fourteenth month running, due to another drop in exports mainly to southern Europe and China. Also, lead times on input increased with companies linking delivery delays to the outbreak of coronavirus in China and subsequent supply issues. Meantime, stocks of purchases shrank the least in five months while postproduction inventories fell the most in over two years. On the price front, input costs declined for the ninth month and at the fastest pace since last September. Output charges fell only marginally and at the slowest rate in the current eight-month sequence of decline. Looking ahead, business confidence reached the strongest level since June 2018.
Austria Manufacturing PMI Rises in January
The UniCredit Bank Austria Manufacturing PMI increased to 49.2 in January of 2020 from 46 in December. The reading pointed to the 10th straight month of contraction in factory activity, although at the slowest pace since the current period of falls started. Total new orders received by Austrian manufacturers were down for the thirteenth month although new export orders rose for the first time in 16 months. It was a similar picture for output, which showed almost no change from the month before and employment also fell at a slower rate. On the price front, average purchasing costs dropped further and output charges were also reduced. Looking ahead, manufacturers' confidence towards future output was at its highest since September 2018. Firms often pinned their hopes on an upturn in export sales.
Austria Manufacturing PMI Unchanged in December
The Unicredit Bank Austria Manufacturing PMI came at 46 in December of 2019, the same as in the previous month. Austria’s manufacturing sector remained in contraction, as output, new orders and employment fell further. On the price front, overall purchasing costs declined for the seventh straight month, with manufacturers being able to negotiate lower prices with vendors. Finally, Manufacturers' output expectations improved for a third consecutive month to the highest since April.
Austria Factory Activity Remains in Contraction
The Unicredit Bank Austria Manufacturing PMI rose to 46.0 in November of 2019 from 45.5 in the previous month. The reading pointed to another contraction in manufacturing activity but the highest reading in three months, as employment and stocks of purchases fell at a softer pace while supplier delivery times improved slightly. On the other hand, output contracted for the seventh straight month while the total level of new orders dropped further in November. In terms of prices, input costs continued to decrease while output prices also went down but slightly quicker than in October. Finally, business confidence improved in November after being in negative territory since July.

Austria Manufacturing PMI
In Austria, the Bank Austria Manufacturing PMI measures the performance of the manufacturing sector. The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index is based on five individual indexes with the following weights: New Orders (30 percent), Output (25 percent), Employment (20 percent), Suppliers’ Delivery Times (15 percent) and Stock of Items Purchased (10 percent), with the Delivery Times index inverted so that it moves in a comparable direction. A reading above 50 indicates an expansion of the manufacturing sector compared to the previous month; below 50 represents a contraction; while 50 indicates no change.