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India and manufacturing activity around the world

Last updated on: July 4, 2012 12:38 IST

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Global manufacturing contracted in June for the second consecutive month, according to surveys of purchasing managers by Markit and the Institute for Supply Management, two research firms.

Overall the second quarter registered the worst manufacturing conditions in three years, says The Economist.

Let's take a look at manufacturing activity around the world, including India.

Source: The Economist

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India

Purchasing managers' index (June 2010): 57.2 points

Purchasing managers' index (June 2011): 55.3 points

Purchasing managers' index (June 2012): 55 points

Manufacturing activity contracted or expanded compared to previous month: Expanded

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Image: A view of the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai.
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Japan

Purchasing managers' index (June 2010): 53.9 points

Purchasing managers' index (June 2011): 50.8 points

Purchasing managers' index (June 2012): 49.9 points

Manufacturing activity contracted or expanded compared to previous month: Contracted

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Image: Japan's Mt Fuji, covered with snow, is seen through Shinjuku skyscrapers in Tokyo.
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The United States

Purchasing managers' index (June 2010): 56 points

Purchasing managers' index (June 2011): 55.8 points

Purchasing managers' index (June 2012): 49.8 points

Manufacturing activity contracted or expanded compared to previous month: Contracted

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Image: A view of downtown Los Angeles.
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The United Kingdom

Purchasing managers' index (June 2010): 57.7 points

Purchasing managers' index (June 2011): 51.9 points

Purchasing managers' index (June 2012): 49 points

Manufacturing activity contracted or expanded compared to previous month: Contracted

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Image: Traffic passes the Houses of Parliament in London.
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Brazil

Purchasing managers' index (June 2010): 53.1 points

Purchasing managers' index (June 2011): 49 points

Purchasing managers' index (June 2012): 48.6 points

Manufacturing activity contracted or expanded compared to previous month: Contracted

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Image: The Brazilian National Congress in Brasilia.
Photographs: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters
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China

Purchasing managers' index (June 2010): 50.2 points

Purchasing managers' index (June 2011): 50.1 points

Purchasing managers' index (June 2012): 48.1 points

Manufacturing activity contracted or expanded compared to previous month: Contracted

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Image: Vehicles pass through teh brightly-lit Nanpu Bridge in Shanghai.
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France

Purchasing managers' index (June 2010): 55 points

Purchasing managers' index (June 2011): 53 points

Purchasing managers' index (June 2012): 45 points

Manufacturing activity contracted or expanded compared to previous month: Contracted

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Image: A view of the Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris.
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Germany

Purchasing managers' index (June 2010): 58.3 points

Purchasing managers' index (June 2011): 55 points

Purchasing managers' index (June 2012): 45 points

Manufacturing activity contracted or expanded compared to previous month: Contracted

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Image: The skyline of Frankfurt with its bank towers is seen under clouds.
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Italy

Purchasing managers' index (June 2010): 54.7 points

Purchasing managers' index (June 2011): 49.8 points

Purchasing managers' index (June 2012): 44.7 points

Manufacturing activity contracted or expanded compared to previous month: Contracted

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Spain

Purchasing managers' index (June 2010): 52.2 points

Purchasing managers' index (June 2011): 47.3 points

Purchasing managers' index (June 2012): 41.1 points

Manufacturing activity contracted or expanded compared to previous month: Contracted


Image: A view of Agbar Tower in Barcelona.
Photographs: Albert Gea/Reuters
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