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Feb 2016 - Perspective - Doc # AP41040616

Perspective: Asia/Pacific Manufacturing Industry Update Based on GPI & PMI: October–December 2015

Authors: Arpana Bharti, Yves Wang

This IDC Manufacturing Insights Perspective provides a quarterly update that analyzes the business environment and trends for the manufacturing sector in Asia/Pacific in 4Q15. The trends in the manufacturing sector are based on:

  • IDC Manufacturing Insights' proprietary Global Performance Index (GPI), which tracks growth metrics from more than 890 publicly traded firms in the manufacturing industry
  • Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), which is an indicator of the economic health of the manufacturing sector
  • Major developments in the manufacturing market in Asia/Pacific
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