Sri Lanka Purchasing Managers’ Index - September 2019

Manufacturing activities expanded at a slower rate in September 2019, recording an index value of 54.7 which is a decrease of 1.9 index points, compared to August 2019. This slowdown in manufacturing PMI was mainly driven by the slowdown in Production and New Orders during the month of September. Slowdown in Production could be observed, especially in manufacturing of food & beverages and textiles & wearing apparel sectors. Although the New Orders and Production expanded at a slower rate, the Stock of Purchases was increased significantly with the anticipation of high demand in future especially in manufacturing of food & beverages sector.


Published Date: 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019