Flash Markit Manufacturing PMI rises to 59.7 in March versus 58.2 expected


  • Manufacturing PMI was a little stronger than expected, but Services PMI was much weaker than expected. 
  • The Dollar Index (DXY) did not react to the latest PMI data release. 

IHS Markit’s headline Manufacturing PMI rose to 59.7 in April from 58.8 in March, above expectations for a slight decline to 58.2, according to a flash estimate released on Friday. 

Conversely, the headline Services PMI, fell to 54.7 from 58.0, much worse than expectations for it to remain unchanged at 58.0 in April. That dragged the Composite PMI down to 55.1 in April from 57.7 in March, larger than the expected drop to 57.0. 

Market Reaction

The Dollar Index (DXY) did not react to the latest PMI data release.