U.S. Industrial Production

August 19th, 2019|Comments Off on U.S. Industrial Production

The July Industrial production, (IP) report decreased slightly (0.2%) MoM for the month at 109.2. On a year on year, (y/y) basis, the IP index was up 1.2%. Industrial production is a pure measure of [...]

U.S. Manufacturing Capacity Utilization

August 16th, 2019|Comments Off on U.S. Manufacturing Capacity Utilization

Manufacturing capacity utilization (MCU), scored a 75.4% in July, down 0.6% month on month (m/m), and down 0.4% year on year (y/y) Figure 1, charts capacity utilization from 2000 to present. The MCU index is [...]

ISM Manufacturing Index

August 7th, 2019|Comments Off on ISM Manufacturing Index

The Institute of Supply Management’s Index moved down 0.5 points on month, (m/m) to 51.2 for July 2019. This value is an encouraging sign for the manufacturing sector.  The index has been greater than 50, (>50 [...]

ISM Non-Manufacturing Index

August 6th, 2019|Comments Off on ISM Non-Manufacturing Index

The Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing composite index decreased by 1.4 points month on month, (-3.2% MoM) to 53.7 in July. The ISM nonmanufacturing survey measures the rate and direction of change in activity in [...]

U.S. Manufacturing Capacity Utilization

August 5th, 2019|Comments Off on U.S. Manufacturing Capacity Utilization

Manufacturing capacity utilization (MCU), scored a 75.87% in June, up 0.3% month on month, (m/m), its second monthly increase for the year. On a year on year (y/y) comparison the MCU was a modest 0.44%. [...]

U.S. Industrial Production

July 12th, 2019|Comments Off on U.S. Industrial Production

The June Industrial production, (IP) report remains flat MoM for the month at 109.6. On a year on year, (y/y) basis, the IP index was up 2.0%. Prospects for continued growth in 2018 look promising [...]

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