The Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI®) rose by 1.6 points to 54.0 in June, indicating mild growth as the index recorded a fifth consecutive month in expansion (readings above 50 points indicate expansion in activity, with higher results indicating a faster rate of expansion).
- Manufacturing continued to expand moderately in June. Most subsectors improved but the metals sector declined dramatically.
- Labour challenges and supply chain disruptions remain the major structural constraints on manufacturing. Input prices rose again to mark the highest-ever reading in the Australian PMI® series.
- Most manufacturing activity indicators expanded in June. However, sales declined and are now in contraction, reflecting weaker market conditions than in past months.
- Manufacturing exports rebounded strongly, as shipping issues earlier in the year have cleared.