January 2019

ISM Manufacturing Index

The Institute of Supply Management’s Index moved up 1.6 points month on month, (m/m) to 59.3 for December 2018. This continues the trend of the index being greater than 50, (>50 = expansion), now for 27 consecutive months. The new orders sub-index scored a 62.1.  Overall, the ISM manufacturing index is strong and fundamentals remain favorable [...]

November 2018

September 2018

ISM Manufacturing Index

The Institute of Supply Management’s Index moved up 3.2points month on month, (m/m) to 61.3 for August 2018. This value is an encouraging sign for the manufacturing sector, as it is the highest index since February 2011. The index has also been greater than 50, (>50 = expansion) for thirty consecutive months. The new orders sub-index [...]

August 2018

ISM Manufacturing Index

The Institute of Supply Management’s Index moved up 1.5 points on month, (m/m) to 58.1 for July 2018. This value is an encouraging sign for the manufacturing sector. The index has been greater than 50, (>50 = expansion) for twenty-three consecutive months. The new orders sub-index scored a 63.5. Overall, the ISM manufacturing index is strong [...]

July 2018

U.S. Manufacturing Capacity Utilization

Manufacturing capacity utilization (MCU), scored a 75.5% in June, up 0.67% month on month, (m/m), its third consecutive monthly increase. On a year on year (y/y) comparison the MCU was up 0.9%. Manufacturing fundamentals continue to improve. Both the U.S. and global economy are strengthening and at the same time, the dollar has depreciated against [...]

ISM Manufacturing Index

The Institute of Supply Management’s Index moved up 1.5 points on month, (m/m) to 60.2 for June 2018. This value is an encouraging sign for the manufacturing sector. The index has been greater than 50, (>50 = expansion) for twenty-two consecutive months. The new orders sub-index scored a 63.5. Overall, the ISM manufacturing index is strong [...]