November PMI index drops to 53.1%

The export demand component of the index fell 7.8 points in November.

Industrial activity slipped again in November as the Purchasing Mangers' Index dropped 3.2 percentage points to 53.1%, after falling 7.4 points in October, research company Dun & Bradstreet Israel reported Sunday. The domestic demand component of the PMI fell by 3.7 percentage points in November to 48.2%, its first decline in 15 months, sliding below the economic expansion threshold. PMI values above 50% reflect growth, and D&B economists said they were concerned about a possible slowdown in the economy should the decline of the domestic demand component continue over the next few months. The export demand component of the index fell 7.8 points in November.