The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for the Czech Republic dropped to 55.5 pts in February 2016 from 56.9 pts in the previous month. This stems from the survey by Markit/HSBC. Production, new orders, export, purchasing and employment grew at a slower pace. The amount of unfinished work grew bigger. Producers registered the biggest drop in average purchasing prices since June 2009, driven by metal and oil product prices.