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RBC Purchasing Managers' Index

In June 2011, RBC, in association with Markit (opens external website in new window), a leading, global financial information services company, and the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (opens external website in new window) (PMAC), launched the monthly RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index™ (RBC PMI™), a comprehensive and early indicator of trends in the Canadian manufacturing sector. The RBC PMI will be released on the first business day of each month.

In addition to the headline RBC PMI - a composite indicator designed to provide a single-figure snapshot of the health of the manufacturing sector - the survey also tracks changes in output, new orders, employment, inventories, prices and supplier delivery times. Index readings above 50.0 signal expansion from the previous month, readings below 50.0 indicate contraction.

You are on: 2014

14.08.01
RBC PMI hits eight-month high in July

14.07.02
RBC Canadian Manufacturing PMI™ hits six-month high in June

14.06.02
RBC Canadian Manufacturing PMI™ slips to four-month low in May

14.05.01
RBC PMITM signals a further improvement in business conditions during April

14.04.01
RBC PMITM hits three-month high in March driven by stronger new order gains

14.03.03
RBC PMI™ signals solid output growth in February

14.02.03
RBC PMI™ dips to a nine-month low in January

14.01.02
RBC PMI™ signals expansion in September, but at weakest pace in six months

You are on: 2013

13.12.02
RBC PMI™ November manufacturing output increases at fastest pace since March 2011

13.11.01
RBC PMI™ climbs to two-and-a-half year high in October

13.10.01
RBC PMI™ rises to 15-month high in September, suggesting a solid manufacturing expansion in Canada

13.09.03
RBC PMI™ signals modest improvement in manufacturing business conditions in August

13.08.01
RBC PMI™ falls to three-month low in July as new order growth slows

13.07.02
RBC PMI™ signals moderate manufacturing expansion in June, with ongoing growth of output and new orders

13.06.03
RBC PMI™ points to strongest improvement in manufacturing business conditions for almost a year in May

13.05.01
Manufacturing output stagnates, despite a marginal rise in new orders in April: RBC PMI™

13.04.02
Canadian manufacturing business conditions deteriorate for first time in two-and-a-half years: RBC PMI™

13.03.01
Canada's manufacturing sector records strongest expansion in five months, though the pace remains modest: RBC PMI™

13.03.01
RBC PMI™ signals only slight growth of output and new orders in January

13.02.01
RBC PMI™ signals only slight growth of output and new orders in January

13.01.02
RBC PMI™ points to only marginal improvement in manufacturing business conditions as output stagnates in December

You are on: 2012

12.12.03
RBC PMI™ signals only marginal improvement in manufacturing business conditions in November

12.11.01
RBC PMI™ falls to nine-month low, indicating only a modest manufacturing expansion in October

12.10.01
RBC PMI™ signals expansion in September, but at weakest pace in six months

12.09.04
RBC PMI™ suggests a slightly weaker expansion of Canada's manufacturing sector in August

12.08.01
RBC PMI™ shows slower manufacturing growth rate in July

12.07.03
RBC PMI™ inches higher as new order growth strengthens to nine-month high

12.06.01
RBC PMI™ at eight-month high in May with strong increases in both output and new orders

12.05.01
RBC PMI™ continues to climb in April with output and new order growth accelerating to fastest rates in 2012 to date

12.04.02
Improved manufacturing conditions in March boost RBC PMI™ to highest level so far this year

12.03.01
RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index™finds output and new order growth remain modest in February

12.02.01
RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index™ finds both output and new order growth slows sharply in January

12.01.03
RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index™ finds output growth strengthens to eight-month high in December

You are on: 2011

11.12.01
RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index™ finds new order and output growth slows further in November

11.11.01
RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index holds ground in October amid global economic uncertainty

11.10.03
RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index™ finds both production and new order growth strengthen during September

11.09.01
RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index™ finds new order growth strengthens in August, leading to faster rise in output

11.08.02
RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index™ finds overall conditions strengthen modestly in July with gains in new order growth

11.07.04
RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index™ finds output and new order growth weakened further in June

11.06.02
RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index™ finds weaker growth of output and new orders

 

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