ISM Non-Manufacturing Index

The ISM non-manufacturing survey measures the rate and direction of change in activity in non-manufacturing industries. A value of 50 is neutral, while less than 50 is contracting and greater than 50 is expansionary. The March Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing index slid 2.4 points to 55.2, a little lower than the consensus expectations. On [...]

US Industrial Production

The overall Industrial Production (IP) index was flat both month on month and year on year in January. The index for manufacturing output rose 0.2% in January. However, the production of motor vehicles and parts decreased 2.9% while other manufacturing production manufacturing increased by 0.5%.  The output of construction supplies advanced 0.9%, while the index [...]

ISM Manufacturing Index

The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index for February rose to 57.7, up 1.7 points m/m, beating analyst expectations and its best showing since October 2014. On a 3 month moving average basis the index scored 56.1, up 15.4%, 3 months year on year. The ISM manufacturing index is based on surveys of 400 purchasing [...]

ISM Manufacturing

The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index for January rose to 56.0, up 1.3 points m/m, beating analyst expectations and its best showing for all of 2016. New orders jumped from 60.2 to 60.4 in January the fourth increase in the last five months. The inventory index fell 1.5 points, from 56 to 54.5. (Figure [...]