Manufacturing index expands further on sustained Central Bank’s intervention

Central Bank of Nigeria

Sustained foreign exchange intervention by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) spurred enlargement of the nation’s Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) because it rose to in June, enhancing from 56.5 index factors in May.

As said by the CBN, the index grew at a sooner price when in comparison with the index within the earlier month.

Of the 14 subsectors surveyed, 10 reported progress within the evaluation month within the following order: paper merchandise; furnishings & associated merchandise; printing & associated assist actions; meals, beverage & tobacco merchandise; plastics & rubber merchandise; electrical tools; textile, attire, leather-based & footwear; chemical & pharmaceutical merchandise; petroleum & coal merchandise and non-metallic mineral merchandise.

The transportation tools; fabricated metallic merchandise; main metallic; and cement subsectors declined within the evaluation month.

Similarly, the inventories index of the manufacturing grew for the fifteenth consecutive month in June 2018.

At 57.7 factors, the index grew at a slower price when in comparison with its degree within the earlier month. Eleven of the 14 subsectors recorded progress, 2 remained unchanged whereas 1 recorded decline in uncooked materials inventories

At 59.2 factors, the manufacturing degree index for the manufacturing sector grew for the sixteenth consecutive month in June 2018. The index indicated a sooner progress within the present month, when in comparison with its degree within the previous month.

Ten of the 14 manufacturing subsectors recorded enhance in manufacturing degree, 1 remained unchanged, whereas the remaining three recorded declines in manufacturing degree throughout the evaluation month

The composite PMI for the nonmanufacturing sector additionally stood at 57.5 factors in June 2018, indicating enlargement within the Nonmanufacturing PMI for the fourteenth consecutive month. The index grew at a sooner price when in comparison with that in May 2018.

At 58.5 factors, non-manufacturing stock index grew for the fourteenth consecutive month, indicating progress in inventories within the evaluation interval.

Meanwhile, the manufacturing provider supply time index stood at 56.5 factors in June 2018, indicating slower provider supply time for the thirteenth consecutive month.

This, based on business observers, could also be attributed to logistics challenges within the nation.

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