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TTI Releases Weekly Global Update for October 2, 2019

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September “Flash” Purchasing Managers Data

IHS Markit has released preliminary (flash) PMI data for select countries (chart 1):

  • U.S. manufacturing activity improved slightly based on the ISM flash PMI (chart 2)
  • Europe dropped further into contraction (chart 3) with Germany continuing to plunge (chart 4) and France also declining (chart 5)
  • Japan saw its PMI drop further into manufacturing contraction in September (Chart 6)