Sri Lanka Purchasing Managers’ Index - June 2019

Manufacturing activities expanded at a higher rate in June 2019, recording an index value of 53.9 which is an increase of 3.2 index points, compared to May 2019. This expansion in manufacturing PMI is mainly attributable to the significant recovery in Employment, especially, in manufacturing of food & beverages and textiles & wearing apparels sectors, from the lower employment availability experienced after the Easter Sunday attacks. Expansion in New Orders and Production, particularly in manufacturing of food and beverages sector, also contributed to the improvement of PMI in June 2019. Many respondents also highlighted that New Orders and Production recovered to a greater extent in June with the normalization of economic activities after the disruptions caused by the Easter Sunday attacks.


Published Date: 

Monday, July 15, 2019