The latest JPMorgan global report on manufacturing says that the global manufacturing expansion "passed its peak in May, as growth of output and new orders slowed and cost inflationary pressure mounted".
National PMIs for the major economies were as follows:
There were other economic data coming out of the US yesterday. The summary from Reuters:
U.S. factory expansion eased in May to the slowest pace since August while April pending home sales slipped for the third straight month, reports showed on Thursday, indicating the red hot pace of economic growth at the start of the year may be cooling.
The housing and manufacturing reports combined with separate data released earlier showing a lower-than-expected increase in labor costs amid solid productivity gains suggest rising price pressures remain well contained.