Russia manufacturing PMI for February in at 52.5
- January was 54.7
- A slower pace of expansion in February then
"Rates of growth in output, new orders and employment all eased from January peaks," said Paul Smith, senior economist at IHS Markit.
Meanwhile, in Ireland, February manufacturing PMI 53.8
- January 55.5
- sub-index measuring new export orders to 57.6 in February last month from 56.1 in January, the joint-fastest pace of expansion since July 2015.
- Second consecutive month of rapid acceleration in input cost inflation (higher raw materials prices cited) put costs at their highest level since May 2011
- Fall in stocks of finished goods - "which some firms said was the result of a deliberate policy of limiting inventories - also showed that manufacturers remained cautious despite the increased demand from clients"
Details via Reuters