The IHS Markit Eurozone Services PMI came in at 52.7 in March 2019, little-changed from the previous month's 52.8 and in line with market expectations, a preliminary estimate showed. Although inflows of new business ticked higher in the service sector, exports fell to the greatest extent seen since data were first available in late-2014. Backlogs of work meanwhile fell for the second time in three months, contributing to an easing in service sector jobs growth to the second-lowest for just over two years. Among Eurozone's largest economies, German service sector growth remained robust while French business activity fell back into contraction territory. Services PMI in the Euro Area is reported by Markit Economics.

Services PMI in Euro Area is expected to be 51.10 Index Points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Services PMI in Euro Area to stand at 52.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Euro Area Services PMI is projected to trend around 54.00 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Euro Area Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 0.69 0.69 1.62 -3.29 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 47.60 49.30 60.60 33.50 [+]
Services PMI 52.70 52.80 58.30 39.20 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 51.30 51.90 58.80 45.70 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -1.10 -4.20 9.70 -21.40 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.40 -0.90 3.20 -3.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -1.90 -4.00 10.00 -21.80 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 83.60 83.90 85.30 69.60 percent [+]
Changes In Inventories 12.09 25.46 25.46 -27.24 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -2.50 -16.60 89.90 -63.70 [+]
Car Registrations 926.05 927.13 1169.19 669.00 Thousand [+]
Mining Production -5.60 -6.00 42.30 -27.80 percent [+]


Euro Area Services PMI

The Eurozone Services PMI (Purchasing Managers' Index) is based on data collected from a representative panel of around 2,000 private service sector firms. National services data are included for Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the Republic of Ireland. The index tracks variables such as sales, employment, inventories and prices. A reading above 50 indicates that the services sector is generally expanding; below 50 indicates that it is generally declining. This page provides the latest reported value for - Euro Area Services PMI - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Services PMI - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
52.70 52.80 58.30 39.20 2007 - 2019 Index Points Monthly




Country Last Previous
Australia 44.50 Feb/19
Brazil 52.20 Feb/19
China 51.10 Feb/19
Euro Area 52.70 Mar/19
France 48.70 Mar/19
Germany 54.90 Mar/19
India 52.50 Feb/19
Italy 50.40 Feb/19
Japan 52.30 Feb/19
Russia 55.30 Feb/19
Spain 54.50 Feb/19
United Kingdom 51.30 Feb/19
United States 54.80 Mar/19


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