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    Manufacturing PMI and Unemployment Figures Fail to Deliver EUR Support

    Abstract:Economic data from member states and from the Eurozone and member states failed to deliver EUR support ahead of key stats from the U.S later today.

      It was a busy economic calendar this morning. Following Tankan survey numbers from Japan and manufacturing PMI numbers from China, manufacturing PMI and unemployment figures from the Eurozone and member states were in focus.

      The Member States

      Spain‘s manufacturing PMI rose from 59.4 to 60.4, while Italy’s manufacturing PMI slipped from 62.3 to 62.2 in June.

      Economists had forecast PMIs of 58.6 and 61.5 respectively.

      For Germany, the manufacturing PMI increased from 64.4 to 65.1, which was down from a prelim 64.9.

      The French manufacturing PMI fell from 59.4 to 59.0, which was up from Junes prelim 58.6.

      The Eurozone

      In June, the Eurozones manufacturing PMI increased from 63.1 to a record high 63.4, which was also up from a flash 63.1.

      According to the June Survey,

    •   Production increased sharply, with jobs growth hitting a survey peak in June.

    •   Investment goods producers recorded the strongest growth, followed by intermediate goods producers.

    •   While consumer goods producers continued to lag, growth was the most marked since Jun-2020.

      By country, the Netherlands led the way in spite of a 2-month low PMI of 68.8. By contrast, Greece sat at the bottom of the table despite a 254-month high PMI of 58.6.

      Germany ranked 3rd, with a 2-month high PMI of 65.1, with a 2-month low PMI of 62.2 leaving Italy in 5th spot.

      Eurozone Unemployment

      In May, the Eurozones unemployment rate fell from 8.1% to 7.9%, which was in line with forecasts.

      Market Impact

      Ahead of todays stats, the EUR had risen to a pre-stat and current day high $1.18604 before falling to a pre-stat and current day low $1.18375.

      In response to todays stats, the EUR rose to a post-stat high $1.18594 before falling to a post stat low $1.18385.

      At the time of writing, the EUR was down by 0.05% to $1.18521.

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