Markit/JMMA Japan manufacturing PMI: 52.0

7th consecutive month in expansion for the Japan manufacturing PMI

japan pmi 1 05 January 2015

Key points via Markit:

  • Production and new orders rise at solid rates
  • Stronger improvement in staffing number
  • Input price inflation reaches 11-month high

Amy Brownbill, Economist at Markit:

  • “Latest data signalled sustained activity growth at Japanese manufacturers in December. Production increased at a solid pace, supported by a further rise in new orders from both the domestic and international markets.” “As a consequence of the depreciation of the yen, upward pressures on input prices rose sharply, with input price inflation accelerating to an 11-month high.”