Euroland’s PMI Advantages Versus the U.S. Extended in November

December 5, 2017

Whereas the U.S. non-manufacturing purchasing managers index fell 2.7 points to a 3-month low of 57.4 in November, Euroland’s service-sector PMI rose to a six-month high of 56.2. The resulting 1.2-point spread between the two data series was 3.9 points less U.S.-advantageous than in October and the narrowest differential since August. Adding this differential to the negative 1.9-point manufacturing PMI differential between the two economies, which was reported last Friday results in a spread sum of negative 0.7%. That’s down from +6.7 points just two months earlier and the most Ezone-advantageous situation since July.

PMIs U.S. Ezone U.S. Ezone Sum of
NonMfg Services Spread Mf’g Mf’g Spread Spreads
Jan 2012 56.8 50.4 +6.4 54.1 48.8 +5.3 +10.9
Feb 56.1 48.8 +7.3 51.9 49.0 +2.9 +10.2
March 55.0 49.2 +5.8 53.3 47.7 +5.6 +11.4
April 53.7 46.9 +6.8 54.1 45.9 +8.2 +15.0
May 54.1 46.7 +7.4 52.5 45.1 +7.4 +14.8
June 52.7 47.1 +5.6 50.2 45.1 +5.1 +10.7
July 52.9 47.9 +5.0 50.5 44.0 +6.5 +11.5
August 54.3 47.2 +7.1 50.7 45.1 +5.6 +12.7
Sept 55.2 46.1 +9.1 51.6 46.1 +5.5 +14.6
October 54.8 46.0 +8.8 51.7 45.4 +6.3 +15.1
November 54.8 46.7 +8.1 49.9 46.2 +3.7 +11.8
December 55.7 47.8 +7.9 50.2 46.1 +4.1 +12.0
Jan 2013 55.2 48.6 +6.6 53.1 47.9 +5.2 +11.8
February 54.8 47.9 +8.1 53.1 47.9 +5.2 +13.3
March 54.5 46.4 +8.1 51.5 46.8 +4.7 +12.8
April 53.8 47.0 +6.8 50.0 46.7 +3.3 +10.1
May 54.0 47.2 +6.8 50.0 48.3 +1.7 +8.5
June 53.4 48.3 +5.1 52.5 48.8 +3.7 +8.8
July 55.9 49.8 +6.1 54.9 50.3 +4.6 +10.7
August 57.9 50.7 +7.2 56.3 51.4 +4.9 +12.1
Sept 54.5 52.2 +2.3 56.0 51.1 +4.9 +7.2
October 55.1 51.6 +3.5 56.6 51.3 +5.3 +8.8
November 54.1 51.2 +2.9 57.0 51.6 +5.4 +8.3
December 53.0 51.0 +2.0 56.5 52.7 +3.8 +5.8
Jan 2014 54.0 51.6 +2.4 51.3 54.0 -2.7 -0.3
February 52.5 52.6 -0.1 54.3 53.2 +1.1 +1.0
March 53.7 52.1 +1.6 54.4 53.0 +1.4 +3.0
April 55.3 53.1 +2.2 55.3 53.4 +1.9 +4.1
May 56.1 53.2 +2.9 55.6 52.2 +3.4 +6.3
June 56.3 52.8 +3.5 55.7 51.8 +3.9 +7.4
July 57.9 54.2 +3.7 56.4 51.8 +4.6 +8.3
August 58.6 53.1 +5.5 58.1 50.7 +7.4 +12.9
Sept 58.1 52.4 +5.7 56.1 50.3 +5.8 +11.5
October 56.9 52.1 +4.8 57.9 50.6 +7.3 +12.1
November 58.8 51.1 +7.7 57.6 50.1 +7.5 +15.2
December 56.5 51.6 +4.9 55.1 50.6 +4.5 +9.4
Jan 2015 56.7 52.7 +4.0 53.5 51.0 +2.5 +6.5
February 57.1 53.7 +4.4 52.3 51.0 +1.3 +5.7
March 56.9 54.2 +2.7 52.3 52.2 +0.1 +2.8
April 57.5 54.1 +3.4 51.6 52.0 -0.4 +3.0
May 55.9 53.8 +2.1 53.1 52.2 +0.9 +3.0
June 56.2 54.4 +1.8 53.1 53.1 0.0 +1.8
July 59.6 54.0 +5.6 51.9 52.4 -0.5 +5.1
August

Sept

October

58.3

56.7

58.3

54.4

53.7

54.1

+3.9

+3.0

+4.2

51.0

50.0

49.4

52.3

52.0

52.3

-1.3

-2.0

-2.9

+2.6

+1.0

+1.3

November

December

Jan 2016

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

Sept

October

November

December

Jan 2017

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

Sept

October

November

 

56.6

55.8

53.5

54.3

54.9

55.7

53.6

56.1

54.9

51.7

56.6

54.6

56.2

56.6

56.5

57.6

55.2

57.5

56.9

57.4

53.9

55.3

59.8

60.1

57.4

54.2

54.2

53.6

53.3

53.1

53.1

53.3

52.8

52.9

52.8

52.2

52.8

53.9

54.4

53.7

55.5

56.0

56.4

56.3

55.4

54.9

54.7

55.8

55.0

56.2

 

 

+1.7

+1.6

-0.1

+1.0

+1.8

+2.6

+0.3

+3.3

+2.0

-1.1

+4.4

+1.8

+2.3

+2.2

+2.8

+2.1

-0.8

+1.1

+0.6

+2.0

-1.0

+0.6

+4.0

+5.1

+1.2

48.4

48.0

48.2

49.7

51.7

50.7

51.0

52.8

52.8

49.4

51.7

52.0

53.5

54.5

56.0

57.7

57.2

54.8

54.9

57.8

56.3

58.8

60.8

58.7

58.2

52.8

53.2

52.3

51.2

51.6

51.7

51.5

52.8

52.0

51.7

52.6

53.5

53.7

54.9

55.2

55.4

56.2

56.7

57.0

57.4

56.6

57.4

58.1

58.5

60.1

-4.4

-5.2

-4.1

-1.5

+0.1

-1.0

-0.5

+0.0

+0.8

-2.3

-0.9

-1.5

-0.2

-0.4

+0.8

+2.3

+1.0

-1.9

-2.1

+0.4

-0.3

+1.4

+2.7

+0.2

-1.9

-2.7

-3.6

-4.2

-1.4

+1.5

+1.6

-0.9

+3.7

+3.4

-3.7

+4.0

+0.5

+3.1

+1.8

+3.6

+4.4

+0.2

-0.8

-1.5

+2.4

-1.8

+2.0

+6.7

+5.3

-0.7

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