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MNI: Table: Australia AI Mfg Starts 2018 With Strong Expansion

     SYDNEY (MNI)  - From Australia Industry Group's Performance of
Manufacturing Index for January published Wednesday:
                          January  Change from December
Australian PMI               58.7                  +2.5
Production                   52.7                  +5.0
New Orders                   58.8                  +1.9
Employment                   52.1                  -0.8
Inventories                  56.5                  +1.0
Supplier Deliveries          62.0                  +4.6
Exports                      51.8                  +0.4
Sales                        56.0                  +3.4
Average Wages                59.1                  -1.1
Input Prices                 69.7                  -1.1
Selling Prices               49.2                  -4.2
Capacity Utilization (%)     76.0                  -3.7
--MNI Sydney Bureau; tel: +61 2-9716-5467; email:

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