Eurozone PMI Manufacturing dropped to 53.6 in November, down from 54.8, a 3-month low but above expectation of 53.1. PMI Services dropped to 41.3, down from 46.9, a 6-month low and missed expectation of 42.5. PMI Composite dropped to 45.1, down from 50.0, also a 6-month low.
Chris Williamson, Chief Business Economist at IHS Markit said: “The eurozone economy has plunged back into a severe decline in November amid renewed efforts to quash the rising tide of COVID-19 infections. The data add to the likelihood that the euro area will see GDP contract again in the fourth quarter…. The further downturn of the economy signalled for the fourth quarter represents a major set-back to the region’s health and extends the recovery period. After a 7.4% contraction of GDP in 2020, we are expecting only a 3.7% expansion in 2021.”