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JPMorgan Global PMI - Global Report on Manufacturing - September 1, 2006

Growth of production and new orders slowed but remained solid in August. Cost inflation eased to a four-month low.

Latest PMI data indicated that the trends in output and new orders for the global manufacturing sector eased, but remained solid, in August. Higher output underpinned a further robust increase in employment, as jobs were added at the sharpest pace in four months. Cost inflationary pressure eased, but supply-side constraints continued to rise.

JPMorgan Global PMI: Global Report on Manufacturing - September 1, 2006 - 35KB - (PDF)

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