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COVID-19 Update — PMI™ by IHS Markit Global Webcast
Get the earliest insight into how global economies are recovering through the third quarter from COVID-19 lockdowns from the world’s leading survey data – based on more than 28,000 interviews – the Purchasing Managers’ Index™ (PMI™)
This event covers the following:
Country / Territory Risk
Financial Services
Sourcing and Supply Chain
Economic Data
Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI)

PMI data indicated that the global economy continued to recover in August, but rising Covid-19 infection rates led to renewed downturns in some countries. More insights into whether the recovery is progressing or fading will be revealed by the September data.

The final PMI numbers will provide more detail on both manufacturing and services conditions in all major developed and emerging markets, including deeper dives into the surveys' trade, order books, employment and price data

Detailed sector PMIs will also add insight into winners and losers: August saw signs of welcome revivals in sectors such as autos, real estate and household goods, but conditions remained especially tough for many other consumer-facing sectors such as tourism and recreation.

Key topics

  • Which countries and sectors are seeing the strongest rebounds from the peak of the pandemic's impact? How are rising infection rates in some nations affecting business confidence?
  • How are jobs being affected? What other factors should we be looking out for to gauge growth recovery momentum and sustainability?


Chris Williamson
Chief Business Economist, IHS Markit

Regional focus
07 Oct 2020
3:30pm - 4:30pm
1 hour
IHS Markit Webinar