The Hungarian Association of Logistics, Purchasing and Inventory Management (Halpim) said Hungary’s seasonally-adjusted Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) rose to 63.1 points in December from 56.0 in November.
According to MTI, a PMI over 50 signals expansion in the manufacturing sector. Among the PMI sub-indices, the new orders index rose from the previous month and remained over the 50-point mark. The production volume index also climbed and was over 50. The employment index indicated growth for the fifteenth month in a row. Delivery times were shorter in December but the sub-index is still under 50. The gauge of purchased inventories rose and was above the 50-point mark, signalling a sustained recovery.