Employment in manufacturing posted a significant increase last month, as new orders - mostly from abroad - continued growing.
Data from IHS Markit showed yesterday that the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) in manufacturing ended 2019 at 53.9 points, slightly below the 54.1-point reading at end-November.
Greece's Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for manufacturing climbed to 54.2 points in February - a nine-month high - from 53.7 points in January, according to figures released by IHS Markit on Friday. Business confidence in the sector reached a six-month high, as companies drew optimism from the fact that demand from foreign markets has grown, with an increase in new clients.
Latest survey data from the Istanbul Chamber of Industry and IHS Markit have pointed to ongoing challenges for Turkish manufacturing firms at the start of 2019.
TV sales worldwide grew by 7.9% in the first three months of 2018 compared to the same period last year, reaching 50.6 million units. This shows data from analyst firm IHS Markit.
Emerging markets such as Latin America show the usual growth on the eve of the World Cup, which this year will be in Russia. Increased demand is also observed in the countries of Eastern Europe.