ISM Manufacturing Index

October 4th, 2017|Comments Off on ISM Manufacturing Index

Manufacturing activity continued to improve in September helped by a depreciated U.S dollar and a stronger global economy. The Purchasers Manger’s Index posted a score of 60.8, up 2.0 points month on month, (m/m) surpassing [...]

Advanced Durable Goods Orders

September 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Advanced Durable Goods Orders

After a disappointing month in July, August advanced durable goods orders rebounded in August rising 1.7%. On a year to date, (YTD) year on year, (y/y) comparison, DG increased by 5.1%. The change this month [...]

U.S. Manufacturing Capacity Utilization

September 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on U.S. Manufacturing Capacity Utilization

Manufacturing fundamentals continue to improve. Both the U.S. and global economy are strengthening and at the same time, the dollar has depreciated against the Broad Index, (basket of countries’ currencies that the U.S trades with). [...]

U.S. Industrial Production

September 19th, 2017|Comments Off on U.S. Industrial Production

After six consecutive monthly gains, the Industrial production declined 0.9% month on month, (m/m) in August. Early indications are that hurricane Harvey’s impact reduced the score by 0.75 percentage point. Manufacturing industries most effected by [...]

ISM Non-Manufacturing Index

September 8th, 2017|Comments Off on ISM Non-Manufacturing Index

The Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing composite index moved-up 1.2 points in August to 55.3, a nice turn-a-round after July’s disappointing 3.5 point drop. The results were generally positive, as new orders and employment both [...]

ISM Manufacturing Index

September 1st, 2017|Comments Off on ISM Manufacturing Index

Manufacturing is picking-up according to the latest report from the Institute for Supply Management. The Purchasers Manger’s Index posted a score of 58.8, up 2.5 points month on month, (m/m) surpassing analysts’ expectations. The new [...]