Markit Economics released its final manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) for the Eurozone on Monday. Eurozone's final manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) dropped to 52.2 in January from 53.2 in December, in line with the preliminary reading.
The drop was driven by a softer growth in output and new orders.
"Growth of order books, exports and output all slowed. If the slowdown in business activity wasn't enough to worry policymakers, prices charged by producers fell at the fastest rate for a year to spur further concern about deflation becoming ingrained," Chris Williamson, Chief Economist at Markit said.