Skip to content


Asia Pacific

  • Africa

  • Egypt
  • Africa
  • (Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa)

Filter Options
Text :
Search Criteria :
Territory/Country :
Product Group/Product :
News Type :
My Favorites:

Malaysia’s manufacturing PMI hits 5- month low in April

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 03/05/2016 (15:24)
According to a survey by Nikkei and Markit Economics, a Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for Malaysia posted the steepest fall since November 2015 on the back of lower new orders and production. The country’s manufacturing PMI fell to a reading of 47.1 in April from March’s 48.4, indicating the sharpest rate of deterioration in Malaysian manufacturing operations in the past 5 months. Any reading above 50 indicates an expansion while any figure below 50 represents a contraction.

The decrease was attributed to a steep decline in new orders, which led the way to a sharper decline in production. Goods producers also cut back on input buying and at the fastest rate since the survey began in July 2012.
Free Trial
Member Login