PMI fra Markit for USA – Læs hele meddelelsen her

“US factories continue to endure their worst spell for three and a half years. Headwinds include reduced spending by the struggling energy sector, the strength of the dollar, persistent weak global demand and growing uncertainty caused by the looming presidential election.”

“While some comfort might be drawn from the marginal rise in the PMI compared to February, the rate of growth remains worryingly weak and the lack of a stronger rebound is a disappointment, given that many companies reported bad weather to have hit activity in the first two months of the year.”

“The persistent weakness seen in March therefore ends a disappointing quarter for manufacturing. When viewed alongside the similar downturn seen in the sister services PMI in February, the survey data are pointing to very modest GDP growth in the first quarter. Hopes are therefore pinned on a rise in Thursday’s services flash PMI for March to reassure that the economy is not completely stalling.”