June 2018

ISM Manufacturing Index

The Institute of Supply Management’s Index moved up 1.4 points month on month, (m/m) to 58.7 for May 2018. This value is an encouraging sign for the manufacturing sector. The index has been greater than 50, (>50 = expansion) for twenty-one consecutive months. The new orders sub-index scored a 63.7, its twelfth month in a row [...]

­­­Construction Put-in-Place, (CPIP)

Total U.S. construction spending continued to perform well in April, especially in the federal sector. Census Bureau non-seasonally adjusted (NSA), constant dollar CPIP data showed that April’s twelve month total, (12MT) construction expenditures grew by 4.1% year on year (y/y), to $1250.2billion (B). On a 12MT basis, private expenditures advanced 5.1% y/y, while, State & [...]