Markit Economics is an independent, global provider of some of the world’s most influential business surveys.
Our indicators are closely watched by the financial markets and help shape economic policy, by providing some of the earliest signals of economic performance.
The surveys form a key source of business intelligence for participants operating in the ‘real’ economy.
Our data are presented in a clear, jargon-free format, allowing a swift understanding of current economic trends.
“As usual, the most important "real time" activity data come from the monthly business surveys published by Markit and the ISM.”
Gavyn Davies, Financial Times, June 2011
"The price of oil has risen by more than a dollar a barrel after (PMI) surveys suggested strong manufacturing growth in both the US and the eurozone."
BBC News, January 2011
“During the depths of the recession, the headline PMI figure for the dominant service sector … was a key indicator to highlight the impending severity of the recession in the immediate aftermath of the collapse of Lehman Brothers in late 2008. The PMI has also been very quick off the mark in heralding recovery.”
Gráinne Gilmore, The Times, January 2010
“If you were to put me on a desert island and ask me to name one number it would be the PMI.”
Malcolm Barr, JPMorgan, June 2009