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How Emerging Market Manufacturing Activity Is Trending

Sarah Sands - Author
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Sep. 13 2017, Updated 6:17 a.m. ET

Key economic indicators

In our earlier series, we looked at how manufacturing activity in the developed economies trended in August 2017. In this series, we’ll take a look at the manufacturing activity and service activity of major emerging economies (EEM) (VWO) in August 2017.

Key manufacturing PMIs from emerging economies that were released last week include the following:

  • India’s (INDA) manufacturing PMI
  • China’s (YINN) manufacturing PMI
  • Indonesia’s manufacturing PMI
  • Mexico’s (EWW) manufacturing PMI
  • Brazil’s (EWZ) manufacturing PMI
  • Russia’s (RSX) manufacturing PMI
  • India’s services PMI
  • China’s services PMI
  • Brazil’s services PMI

These indicators also help investors to identify the short-term trend in the market as well as in the economy.

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Series overview

In this series, we’ll take a look at the final manufacturing PMI for India, Mexico, China, Brazil, Indonesia, and Russia for August 2017. Emerging market (EEM) (VWO) manufacturing activity showed mixed responses in August 2017. We’ll also analyze the performance of the services PMI for India, China, and Brazil.

In the next part of this series, we’ll analyze India’s manufacturing PMI for August 2017.

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