The Nikkei Indonesia Manufacturing PMI edged down to a three-month low of 50.5 in October 2018 from 50.7 in September. Output continued to expand amid declines in both new orders and export sales. Meantime, employment grew slightly while buying activity rose for a ninth consecutive month, which, in turn, contributed to a further build in input stocks. On the price front, inflationary pressures intensified, driven by a weak rupiah. That said, firms remained generally positive about the longer-term business outlook.