Myanmar’s manufacturing growth loses momentum in May

TOKYO — The Nikkei Myanmar Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index, or PMI, fell to 52.6 in May from April’s series-record high of 55.5. A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion, while a reading below 50 points toward contraction. The reading was still above the average for 2017 as a whole. “The overall growth performance was hampered […]

Myanmar’s Manufacturing PMI Shows Strongest Manufacturing Growth in Eight Months

TOKYO — The Nikkei Myanmar Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index, or PMI, improved to 51.7 in January from 51.1 in December. A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion, while a reading below 50 points toward contraction. The January reading was the highest since May 2017. “The latest upturn was supported by a strong expansion in new […]

Myanmar’s manufacturing PMI rises to 51.1 in October

  TOKYO — The Nikkei Myanmar Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index, or PMI, rose to 51.1 in October from 49.4 in September. A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion, while a reading below 50 points toward contraction. “October survey data signalled the first improvement in manufacturing operating conditions since May. The return to growth was supported […]

Myanmar’s manufacturing PMI rises to 49.3 in August

TOKYO — The Nikkei Myanmar Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index, or PMI, rose slightly to 49.3 in August from 49.1 in July. A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion, while a reading below 50 points toward contraction. The latest data marked the third consecutive month of contraction. “Higher raw material prices were commonly cited as the […]