is a specialist compiler of business surveys and economic indices, producing some
of the world’s most closely watched economic indicators. Markit Economics data include
the Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) series, which is now available for 26 countries
and key regions including the Eurozone and BRIC as well as by detailed sector.
Markit Economics data releases are closely watched by fixed income, equity and currency
traders and move markets due to their accuracy in anticipating official economic
data and their use by central banks in the setting of interest rates.
Markit Economics data also help analysts in investment portfolio allocation, economic
forecasting and equity earnings estimates. Corporate decision-makers also use PMI
reports to improve business efficiency and in their benchmarking and planning.
In addition to the PMIs, Markit Economics also produces original survey data on
employment, cash flow, profits and marketing trends. Data and reports are available
on subscription directly from Markit or via licensed distributors, including Reuters,
Datastream and others.