Purchasing Manager’s Index in April for a host of countries which are taking preventive measures for instance lockdowns or movement restriction to combat COVID-19 globally are very low. Contracting purchasing manager’s index to the lowest historic level causes their economy behave badly.
As you can see on the graph as shown below, all of these countries were experiencing contraction. Based on these numbers, only China is within touching distance of expansion at 49.4 index. This shows that economy globally is undergoing depressed cycle.