The index measures the level of activity of purchasing managers in the industrial sector. Traders are carefully studying these studies, as purchasing managers usually get early access to their company's performance data, which can be a leading indicator of the overall state of the economy. Values above 50 indicate an expansion in production, while values below 50 indicate a reduction. Values above the expected strengthen EUR, and values below expectations affect the currency negatively. It is predicted that the index will remain at the same level of 47.6.