Global Electronics PMI Edges Up to 58.6 in Sept. Amid Persistent Supply Constraints

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The global electronics sector expanded sharply in September, backed by accelerated increases in output and new orders.

Source: IHS Markit

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The headline seasonally adjusted PMI rose to 58.6 in September, up from 58.1 in August, indicating a faster pace of improvement in the health of the global electronics sector.

Stronger increases were recorded in output and new orders, even though rates of growth slowed down than those recorded earlier this year as delayed supplier delivery times hampered production schedules.

Joe Hayes, Senior Economist at IHS Markit, stated that key markets such as China, Japan, Taiwan, Europe, and the US were identified as sources of growing demand and contributed to the strong expansion in production.

Hayes further stated that electronics manufacturers are being hampered by supply-side concerns, with firms recording shortages of key materials as a major impediment to their production schedules.

Global electronics producers posted a further increase in output during September, sustaining the expansionary pattern that commenced in August last year.


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