Purchasing Managers’ Index

Synonyms: PMI

Use the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for accurate and timely insight into the health of the global economy.

Purchasing Managers’ Index™ (PMI™) data are compiled by IHS Markit for more than 40 economies worldwide. The monthly data are derived from surveys of senior executives at private sector companies and are available only via subscription. The PMI dataset features a headline number, which indicates the overall health of an economy, and sub-indices, which provide insights into other key economic drivers such as GDP, inflation, exports, capacity utilization, employment and inventories.

The PMI data are used by financial and corporate professionals to better understand where economies and markets are headed and to uncover opportunities.


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