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The Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI®) dropped by 17.9 points to 35.8 in April 2020, recording the largest month-to-month fall in the 28 year history of the index as Australian manufacturing contracted at its worst pace since April 2009 (readings below 50 points indicate contraction in activity, with the distance […]

“Ai Group welcomes today’s (September 5 2019) launch of the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund by the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews. It is an initiative that will encourage and promote innovation in Australian manufacturing,” Ai Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox, said.

The Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI®) rose by 3.8 points to 54.8 in April 2019, indicating faster growth across the manufacturing sector as sales, supplier deliveries and new orders all bounced back into positive territory (readings above 50 points indicate expansion in activity, with the distance from 50 indicating the […]

The Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI®) fell slightly by 0.7 points to 58.3 in October 2018, indicating further expansion but at a marginally slower pace than the previous month. This result extended the index’s period of uninterrupted growth to 25 months (readings above 50 indicate expansion in activity, with the […]

The Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI®) climbed 2.3 points to 59.0 in September 2018, indicating faster growth across the manufacturing sector and extending the index’s period of uninterrupted growth to a full two years (readings above 50 indicate expansion in activity, with the distance from 50 indicating the strength of […]