The Sri Lanka Manufacturing PMI plunged 25.9 points to a record low of 41.0 in April 2019 from the previous month's near all-time high of 66.9. The steep contraction in manufacturing output was mainly due to the New Year holidays in April and the security concerns that arose following the Easter Sunday attack. Declines were seen in new orders (37.5 vs 75.8 in March), production (32.5 vs 74.2), employment (43.5 vs 57.1), and stocks of purchases (41.0 vs 64.6). Manufacturing Pmi in Sri Lanka averaged 55.61 from 2015 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 67.30 in May of 2015 and a record low of 41 in April of 2019.

Manufacturing Pmi in Sri Lanka is expected to be 48.70 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Manufacturing Pmi in Sri Lanka to stand at 54.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sri Lanka Manufacturing PMI is projected to trend around 58.90 in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Sri Lanka Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Industrial Production 0.10 1.20 35.20 -11.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.00 81.00 82.00 69.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 313742.80 1217425.70 1217425.70 313742.80 LKR Million [+]
Car Registrations 4294.00 3960.00 15017.00 308.00 [+]
Internet Speed 8527.30 7307.31 8527.30 374.62 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 85420.00 107335.00 246049.00 31627.00 IP [+]
Services Pmi 45.30 56.30 66.80 45.30 [+]
Business Confidence 66.00 78.00 136.00 66.00 Index Points [+]
Corruption Index 38.00 38.00 40.00 31.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 89.00 91.00 97.00 52.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 56.00 56.38 56.38 3.84 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 85.00 81.00 85.00 52.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 100.00 111.00 113.00 83.00 [+]
Manufacturing Pmi 41.00 66.90 67.30 41.00 [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.40 1.10 7.80 -3.00 percent [+]


Sri Lanka Manufacturing PMI

The Sri Lanka Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index measures the performance of the manufacturing sector and is derived from a survey of 150 industrial companies. The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index is based on five individual indexes with the following weights: New Orders, Output, Employment, Suppliers’ Delivery Times and Stock of Items Purchased, with the Delivery Times index inverted so that it moves in a comparable direction. A reading above 50 indicates an expansion of the manufacturing sector compared to the previous month; below 50 represents a contraction; while 50 indicates no change. This page provides - Sri Lanka Manufacturing Pmi- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Sri Lanka Manufacturing PMI - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
41.00 66.90 67.30 41.00 2015 - 2019 Monthly




Country Last Previous
Australia 54.80 Apr/19
Brazil 51.50 Apr/19
Canada 49.70 Apr/19
China 50.20 Apr/19
Euro Area 47.90 Apr/19
France 50.00 Apr/19
Germany 44.40 Apr/19
India 51.80 Apr/19
Indonesia 50.40 Apr/19
Italy 49.10 Apr/19
Japan 50.20 Apr/19
Mexico 50.10 Apr/19
Netherlands 52.00 Apr/19
Russia 51.80 Apr/19
Saudi Arabia 56.80 Apr/19
Singapore 50.30 Apr/19
South Africa 47.20 Apr/19
South Korea 50.20 Apr/19
Spain 51.80 Apr/19
Switzerland 48.50 Apr/19
Turkey 46.80 Apr/19
United Kingdom 53.10 Apr/19
United States 52.60 Apr/19


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