Purchasing managers index shows weakened growth

Rotterdam industryDutch industrial growth has weakened slightly and companies are not too worried about problems in China and other developing countries.

These are the conclusions of the latest figures released by the Dutch purchasing managers’ Nevi index.

The index dropped 0.9 points in September to 53.0, its lowest in six months. However, it remains above 50 points, the cut-off point for industrial growth.

Growth in orders remained low, but this allowed industry to concentrate on existing orders, leading to a drop in the amount of unfinished work for the second successive month, the index shows.

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