ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Nikkei PMI

Asia’s manufacturing PMIs show clear sign of slowing global economy

Factory output contracts in most markets, clouding regional growth prospect

SINGAPORE -- Manufacturing activities contracted in most Asian economies in January due to slowing global demand, with the Nikkei Purchasing Managers’ Index for ASEAN, Taiwan and Japan hitting the lowest in over a year.

The monthly Nikkei PMI survey asks companies in major Asian countries and regions, excluding China, about changes in output, orders and other business conditions compared with a month earlier. A PMI reading below 50 indicates contraction, while one above 50 points to expansion.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more