(MENAFN) The euro area manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) was announced at 48.8 last month, showing the slowest pace of decline since August, most recent figures from S&P Global indicated on Wednesday.
The number was 47.8 higher in December last year, but was still under the 50 verge mark for the seventh month in a row.
Additional orders carried on decreasing in January but at the slowest pace since May last year, with mainly strong drops witnessed in Austria and Germany.
Additional shipment business carried on dropping for an 11th consecutive month.
With capacities of incoming additional work dropping faster than output, eurozone production backlogs fell at a robust level throughout January.
Growth estimation in businesses were at their most powerful since February last year, before the breakdown of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
Input cost inflation additionally softened in January, falling to a 26-month decline, and was under its historic median.
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