The Nikkei Manufacturing PMI in Indonesia decreased to 50.4 in September of 2017 from 50.7 in August. It was the second straight month expansion, as new export orders continued to increase, although the rate of expansion slowed from August’s 57-month high. Meantime, output declined marginally during September. Also, employment fell, albeit fractionally. Stronger increases in input costs and output charges were seen, as the rate of inflation was sharp overall and curreny weakened.