The Stanbic Bank Kenya PMI increased to 53.2 in January of 2021 from 51.4 in December, pointing to the highest growth rate in private sector activity in 3 months, driven by sharp increases in output and new business. Workforce numbers rose at a faster rate, while firms also expressed stronger optimism towards the next year of activity. Inflationary pressures intensified, however, as VAT returned to the level seen before the coronavirus pandemic source: Markit Economics

Manufacturing PMI in Kenya averaged 51.86 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 March of 2021.

Manufacturing PMI in Kenya is expected to be 49.50 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Manufacturing PMI in Kenya to stand at 52.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Kenya Stanbic Bank PMI is projected to trend around 54.00 points in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Kenya Stanbic Bank PMI

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
53.20 51.40 59.10 34.40 2014 - 2021 points Monthly
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Kenya PMI at 3-Month High
The Stanbic Bank Kenya PMI increased to 53.2 in January of 2021 from 51.4 in December, pointing to the highest growth rate in private sector activity in 3 months, driven by sharp increases in output and new business. Workforce numbers rose at a faster rate, while firms also expressed stronger optimism towards the next year of activity. Inflationary pressures intensified, however, as VAT returned to the level seen before the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-02-03
Kenya Private Sector Growth Remains Moderate
The Stanbic Bank Kenya PMI rose marginally to 51.4 in December of 2020 from 51.3 in November, to signal another modest improvement in business conditions. Output rose at the slowest rate in six months while new order growth quickened slightly but far softer than October's record high. Employment rose for a third consecutive month amid a renewed increase in backlogs of work but the rate of job creation was marginal. Purchasing activity rose further in December, although stock levels increased at the slowest rate for six months. This was partly due to issues with global supply chains as a result of COVID-19 and input shortages. On the price front, purchase prices rose at the quickest rate since March, but average prices charged fell for the second month running, linked to discount offerings by some firms amid efforts to attract new clients. Lastly, business confidence slipped to a new record low, amid continued worries surrounding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on future activity.
2021-01-06
Kenya Private Sector Growth Slows in November
The Stanbic Bank Kenya PMI fell sharply to 51.3 in November of 2020 from a record high of 59.1 in October, to signal a much softer and only modest improvement in overall business conditions. The rate of growth was also the least marked in five months. Key to the slowdown were weaker increases in business activity and sales, as firms commented on issues with money circulation and economic stress caused by a rise in local COVID-19 cases. Reintroduced curfew measures meanwhile led to a drop in client demand at some businesses, while lockdowns in Europe curtailed growth in foreign new orders. Subsequently, after a renewed rise during October, Kenyan companies kept job numbers stable in November, reflecting a drop in revenues and reduced pressure on capacity. Looking ahead, the outlook for business activity in 12 months' time fell to its lowest on record during November.
2020-12-03
Kenya Private Sector PMI Hits Record High
The Stanbic Bank PMI for Kenya increased to 59.1 in October of 2020 from 56.3 in September, pointing to the biggest expansion in private sector activity since the series began in January 2014, as the government relaxed coronavirus restrictions. Both output and new orders rose for the fourth successive month, with the rate of growth accelerating to a series high, due to stronger demand from both domestic and international markets. As a result, firms increased their staffing levels at the quickest pace in eleven months, ending a seven-month sequence of job cuts. Input buying also rose, with the rate of expansion the sharpest in the series so far. On the price front, input costs increased solidly, mainly due to higher raw material prices. Selling prices also increased as higher cost burdens were passed on to customers. Finally, future expectations improved slightly, due to plans to offer new products, expand operations and improve marketing efforts.
2020-11-04

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.