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Markit Economics - Purchasing Managers’ Index™

An overview of Markit Economics - Purchasing Managers’ Index™ 

  • IHS/Markit Economics Purchasing Managers’ Index™ (PMI™) surveys provide up-to-date, accurate, and unique monthly indicators of economic trends; and are the most closely-watched business surveys in the world.
  • The PMI data are based on monthly surveys of carefully selected companies and are collected using identical methods in all countries so that international comparisons may be made.
  • The surveys are now available for over 50 countries and for key regions including the Eurozone.

Key facts 

  • Data format
    CSV
    HTML
    JSON
    PDF
    Python
    User Interface
    XML
  • Delivery mechanism
    API
    Desktop
    Excel
    Website
  • Publishing frequency
    Daily
    Monthly

Features & Benefits

What you get with Markit Economics - Purchasing Managers’ Index™ 

  • The PMI surveys are based on facts, not opinion, and are among the first indicators of economic conditions published each month. Over 20,000 companies participate.
  • The surveys achieve considerable press coverage on a regular basis and are widely used by purchasing professionals in the manufacturing sector, by senior management across the corporate sector and by economic analysts in financial institutions - particularly central banks in many key economies use the data to help guide interest rate decisions.
  • Besides the main PMI numbers and sector series, Markit also produces PMI numbers for metals and electronics; and publishes a separate report on UK Jobs.
  • Flash estimates are released for a subset of the countries.

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Refinitiv Datastream

Welcome to Datastream, our historical financial database with over 35 million individual instruments or indicators across all major asset classes, including 14 million economic indicators. It features 100+ years of data, across 175 countries – the information and tools you need to interpret market trends, economic cycles, and the impact of world events. Datastream is available via Datastream Advance (EOL Sept 2021) or via Eikon DFO, Eikon R&A, Refinitiv Workspace for Students, Refinitiv Workspace for Academics, Refinitiv Workspace for Wealth. It is expected to be included in many more variants of Refinitiv Workspace during 2021. Datafeed access is via Datastream Data Loader & Datastream Web Service (which includes Matlab, EViews, Python, R & codebook integration) Client desktop tools include DFO (Datastream for Office) Datastream Charting, including Chartbook Navigator - Search & Navigation tool
Data Formats:
CSV
PDF
HTML
Delivery Mechanisms:
Website
API
Desktop
Publishing Frequencies:
Monthly

Eikon

Refinitiv Eikon delivers a powerful combination of information, analytics and exclusive news on financial markets – delivered in an elegant and intuitive desktop and mobile interface.
Data Formats:
CSV
XML
JSON
User Interface
Python
Delivery Mechanisms:
API
Desktop
Excel
Publishing Frequencies:
Daily

Workspace

Refinitiv Workspace delivers a powerful combination of information, analytics and exclusive news on financial markets – delivered in an elegant and intuitive desktop and mobile interface.
Data Formats:
CSV
XML
JSON
User Interface
Python
Delivery Mechanisms:
API
Desktop
Excel
Publishing Frequencies:
Daily

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