The IHS Markit Eurozone Composite PMI came in at 53.1 in October 2018, above the preliminary estimate of 52.7 but below September's final 54.1. The reading pointed to the weakest growth rate in the private sector since September 2016 as manufacturing expansion eased to a near four-year low (PMI at 52.0 vs 53.2 in September) and services output rose the least since January 2017 (PMI at 53.7 vs 54.7 in September). By nation, output growth slowed in Germany (5-month low), Italy (59-month low) and Ireland (7-month low), but picked up in France (2-month high) and Spain (4-month high). Composite Pmi in the Euro Area is reported by Markit Economics.

Euro Area Composite PMI
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Euro Area Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 1.01 1.21 1.62 -3.27 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.00 53.20 60.60 33.50 [+]
Services PMI 53.70 54.70 58.30 39.20 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 53.10 54.10 58.80 45.70 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.90 1.10 9.20 -21.40 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.30 1.10 3.30 -4.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.10 0.60 10.10 -21.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 83.90 84.10 85.30 69.60 percent [+]
Changes In Inventories 15.80 9.03 25.28 -27.57 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -22.00 -19.40 89.90 -63.70 [+]
Car Registrations 731.99 1169.19 1169.19 669.00 Thousand [+]
Mining Production -8.70 -5.50 42.30 -26.80 percent [+]


Euro Area Composite PMI

In the Euro Area, the Markit Eurozone PMI Composite Output Index tracks business trends across both the manufacturing and service sectors, based on data collected from a representative panel of over 5,000 companies (60 percent from the manufacturing sector and 40 percent from the services sector). The index tracks variables such as sales, new orders, employment, inventories and prices. National data are included for Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, the Netherlands, Greece and the Republic of Ireland. A reading above 50 indicates expansion in business activity and below 50 indicates that it is generally declining. This page provides the latest reported value for - Euro Area Composite PMI - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Composite PMI - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
53.10 54.10 58.80 45.70 2012 - 2018 Index Points Monthly




Country Last
Australia 52.00 Oct/18
Brazil 50.50 Oct/18
China 50.50 Oct/18
Euro Area 53.10 Oct/18
France 54.10 Oct/18
Germany 53.40 Oct/18
India 53.00 Oct/18
Italy 49.30 Oct/18
Japan 52.50 Oct/18
Russia 55.80 Oct/18
Singapore 52.60 Oct/18
South Africa 46.90 Oct/18
United Kingdom 52.10 Oct/18
United States 54.90 Oct/18


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