Eurozone manufacturing PMI slipped to 53.2 (flash 53) in February from 54 in January.
The survey is consistent with industrial output growing at 1% in Q1, while GDP is set to rise 0.4-0.5%, says Markit.
"With new orders and backlogs of work still rising at reasonable rates, further ongoing expansion is signalled for coming months," Markit adds.
The euro is -0.1% at $1.3782. (PR)