Manufacturing PMI in Kenya increased to 51.10 points in August from 50.60 points in July of 2021. source: Markit Economics

Manufacturing PMI in Kenya averaged 51.68 points from 2014 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 59.10 points in October of 2020 and a record low of 34.40 points in October of 2017. This page provides - Kenya Manufacturing Pmi- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Kenya Stanbic Bank PMI - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2021.

Manufacturing PMI in Kenya is expected to be 53.60 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Kenya Stanbic Bank PMI is projected to trend around 53.00 points in 2022 and 54.00 points in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Kenya Stanbic Bank PMI

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
51.10 50.60 59.10 34.40 2014 - 2021 points Monthly

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Kenya Private Sector Grew Slightly In August
The Stanbic Bank Kenya PMI edged up to 51.1 in August of 2021, from 50.6 in the previous month, mainly driven by a faster growth in new business and partly accelerated by new order levels. The latest reading pointed to growth in private sector activity for a fourth straight month, although it was slower than the series average. Increased client demand drove up output levels, but the output rose at the slowest level in 4 months. On the price front, input cost inflation eased to a 6-month low. Consequently, output charges softened to the lowest level so far this year. Looking forward, business confidence was one of the weakest in the series history and was only slightly above April's record low with only around one-in-five surveyed firms expecting output to grow over the next 12 months.
Kenya Private Sector Activity Growth Softens Further
The Stanbic Bank Kenya PMI edged down to 50.6 in July of 2021 from 51 in June, indicating only a marginal improvement in operating conditions across Kenya's private sector. Output, new orders and employment increased, but the rates of growth weakened to three-month lows. On the price front, cost inflationary pressures rose to a 16-month high as tax changes resulted in a sharp uptick in purchase prices. Higher fuel costs and input shortages were also mentioned. Amid efforts to maintain profit margins, output charges were also raised to a greater extent, albeit not as quickly as input costs. Finally, business confidence improved to a five-month high in July, with several firms citing plans to open new branches and increase their advertising.
Kenya Private Sector Activity Growth Slows in June
The Stanbic Bank Kenya PMI fell to 51 in June of 2021 from 52.5 in May, indicating a sustained, but weaker, expansion in the Kenyan private sector economy. Output, new orders and employment continued to rise, although rates of growth slipped from May. Purchasing of inputs also expanded during June, with firms often reporting efforts to build inventories in anticipation of higher new order inflows. On the price front, overall input cost inflation was unchanged from May, leading businesses to raise their selling charges in a bid to sustain profit margins. Looking forward, the business outlook slipped to the second-weakest in the series history, amid concerns about further COVID-19 restrictions.
Kenya Private Sector Activity Rebounds in May
The Stanbic Bank Kenya PMI rose to 52.5 in May of 2021 from 41.5 in the prior month. It was the highest reading since January, pointing to a moderate improvement in operating conditions, helped by the lifting of some Covid-19 restrictions. New business grew at the fastest rate in seven months, while output and employment both rose to the strongest degrees since January. Also, purchasing activity and employment returned to growth amid a strong increase in workloads. On the price front, price margins were squeezed for the third month running as output charges rose at a slower rate than input prices, despite the latter increasing at the softest pace since February. Looking ahead, business confidence improved to a three-month high.

Kenya Stanbic Bank PMI
In Kenya, the CfC Stanbic Bank Purchasing Managers' Index measures the performance of agriculture, mining, manufacturing, services, construction and retail sectors and is derived from a survey of 400 companies. 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 activity compared to the previous month; below 50 represents a contraction; while 50 indicates no change.