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The Latest Economic Indicators: Signals for Manufacturing

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Key economic indicators

Important global indicators released last week include:

  • US manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index)
  • France (EWQ) manufacturing PMI
  • Germany (EWG) manufacturing PMI
  • Eurozone manufacturing PMI
  • UK manufacturing PMI
  • Japan (EWJ) manufacturing PMI
  • US non-farm payroll
  • US ADP employment

Indicators are important because they focus on a country’s economic health. They help investors identify short-term economic trends and changes in market sentiment.

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Series overview

In this series, we’ll take a look at the final manufacturing PMIs for the major developed countries in June 2017. The monthly manufacturing PMIs are important indicators to understand the performance of manufacturing industries.

Monthly manufacturing PMI reports show manufacturing activity, output, new orders, export orders, and employment numbers. They help us assess growth and trends in world manufacturing activity.

In this series, we’ll take a look at the June 2017 manufacturing PMIs for Europe (VGK)(IEV), Japan (EWJ), Germany (EWG), France (EWQ), United States (SPY), and the United Kingdom (EWU). We’ll also look at the US non-farm payroll and ADP employment report for June 2017.

In the next part of this series, we’ll analyze the performance of the US manufacturing PMI for June 2017.

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