The IHS Markit purchasing managers' index (PMI) reported on Monday that manufacturing activity in India rebounded to a three-month high in July after falling owing to lockdowns in sections of the country to contain Covid-19.
In July, the index increased to 55.3 from 48.1 in June. A number of less than 50 indicates contraction, whereas a reading of more than 50 indicates growth. For the first time in 11 months, manufacturing fell into contraction in June.
Manufacturers had surplus capacity in July, according to data, as outstanding business volumes fell even further. However, the rate of backlog depletion was very slow.
Other economic indicators were also improving, according to the PMI. In July, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection totaled Rs 11,6393 crore, up from Rs 92849 crore in June. For the first time in eight months, GST collections fell below Rs 1 trillion in June.
After the pandemic's intensification in June halted growth, operating circumstances in India improved in July. Production, new orders, exports, purchase quantity, and input stock all returned to expansion territory, while a little increase in employment halted a 15-month period of job losses.
The end of the pandemic and increased sales are projected to boost output growth in the coming year, according to Indian businesses. Positive mood climbed from an 11-month low in June, but remained historically low as some businesses were apprehensive about the pandemonium's course.
Commenting on the latest survey results, Pollyanna De Lima, Economics Associate Director at IHS Markit, said: "It's encouraging to see the Indian manufacturing industry recover from the blip seen in June. Output rose at a robust pace, with over one-third of companies noting a monthly expansion in production, amid a rebound in new business and the easing of some local COVID-19 restrictions. Should the pandemic continue to recede, we expect a 9.7% annual increase in industrial production for calendar year 2021.
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