TABLE-Swiss PMI rises to 49.5 in December

Thu Jan 3, 2013 3:30am EST

ZURICH, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The Swiss purchasing managers'
index rose to a seasonally adjusted 49.5 points in December from
48.5 points in the previous month, data showed on Thursday.
    The index is compiled by the Swiss SVME purchasing managers'
association and Credit Suisse.
    
    KEY FIGURES
    (in points, seasonally adjusted)
    
    
             Dec '12     Nov '12     Dec '11
 PMI         49.5        48.5        50.7
    
    
    NOTE - The index is calculated on the basis of a monthly 
survey of SVME members; a value for the main index above 50 
points indicates the manufacturing sector is expanding, a value 
below 50 signals a contraction.
    
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    FORECASTS IN REUTERS POLL:        
    
 MEDIAN      48.5
 LOW         47.5
 HIGH        49.5
 
        
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