For exporters, it is essential to keep up to date on changing business
conditions in your main markets.
Because the same methodology is used for each PMI™ survey around the
world, comparisons of growth rates between countries can be easily
For example, as the chart shows, data in 2011-12 showed the eurozone lagging the US and Japanese manufacturing sectors in terms of new order inflows.
Survey panel members have privileged access to the PMI reports for
all main countries of the world.
The following extract from the global PMI report shows countries ranked by output growth in February 2014. This table is updated monthly in the report.