Any reading below 50 signals contraction in the industry.
"The contraction in manufacturing new orders also extended into an eighth month, reflecting weak global demand and a soft Australian economy," wrote the Australian Industry Group. "After falling significantly in September, the new orders sub-index dropped a further 0.4 points to 43.9 in October." .
Australia's economy boomed as its huge mining industry benefited from surging growth in the emerging markets.
But with those growth economies slowing, Australia is getting slammed.
Australia is "a credit bubble built on a commodity market built on an even bigger Chinese credit bubble," wrote SocGen's Dylan Grice.
"Reflecting weakness in the global economy, the exports sub-index dropped 18.6 points to 29.7 in October, marking the eighth consecutive month of contraction and the slowest level since September 2011," wrote the Australian Industry Group.
That's a big drop.
Here's a break down:
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