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Japan Nikkei Manufacturing PMI for November: 52.6 (flash 52.8)

Japan Flash Nikkei Manufacturing PMI for November. Final in at 52.6

  • flash was 52.8, for its highest in 20 months
  • prior was 52.4

This PMI from Japan has been getting better for months now .. promising sings from it continuing

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Key points from Markit:

  • Headline PMI posts strongest reading since March 2014
  • New orders increase at marked rate
  • Employment and buying activity expand solidly

Comments from Amy Brownbill, economist at Markit:

  • "Latest data pointed to a strong improvement in operating conditions at Japanese manufacturers.
  • Output growth accelerated to a 20-month high and new orders rose at a marked rate.
  • Supporting total new order growth was an increase in international demand, as new export orders rose at the quickest rate since June.
  • Subsequently, both buying activity and employment expanded, with the former increasing at the sharpest rate in over a year.
  • Meanwhile, input prices rose at the fastest rate in four months as reports of the falling yen/dollar rate led to a rise in raw material costs. However, the rate of inflation was weak historically.
  • Meanwhile, charges rose for the first time in three months and at the joint-quickest rate since January."

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