Poland's manufacturing PMI down m/m in September

Poland's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 53.4 points in September 2021 from 56.0 points in August, economic researcher IHS Markit reported on Friday.

According to Markit, September's slowdown is a result of weaker growth in production and new orders.

Businesses complained about difficulties in accessing materials and increasing transport costs, which resulted in delayed deliveries to manufacturing facilities, Markit wrote in a comment on the research.

But despite weaker sentiment, Polish producers are optimistic enough to say that as soon as the delivery problems are over, demand will grow again, improving the sector's condition in the coming months, Markit said.

A PMI above 50 represents an expansion in manufacturing when compared to the previous month. A PMI reading under 50 indicates a contraction.