Purchasing Managers' Index, May 2018
The UniCredit Bank Austria Purchasing Managers' Index offers an evaluation of the economic situation of Austrian industry by selected purchasing managers.
Global slowdown in growth also increasingly felt in Austria - industrial activity remains strong nevertheless
- In May of this year, the UniCredit Bank Austria Purchasing Managers' Index registers its fourth slight fall in succession, though at 57.3 points it remains well within positive growth
- Production increases drop slightly once again, though employment growth continues to rise
- Uncertainties surrounding trade policies and geopolitical tensions bring export orders to a virtual standstill
- Industrial activity slows after a strong start to the year, though production increase of 4.5% possible for 2018
as of 28 May 2018.
The current UniCredit Bank Austria Purchasing Managers' Index is now available for download (to the right) in PDF format.