October 2019

U.S. Fabricated Beams Final Imports


Fabricated Beam final imports to the U.S. were down 25% YoY, and up 11% MoM in July 2019, coming in at 39,655 tons. There are four HTS codes considered in this report. These include: Bridge/Bridge Section, Fabricated Structural – Other, Fabricated Beams and Fabricated Beams – Other. Sixty-five percent of the volume is classified as [...]

U.S. Fabricated Beams Final Imports2019-10-09T21:10:22+00:00

Construction Put-in-Place, (CPIP)


Total U.S. construction spending continued to perform well in August 2019, especially in the state/local, and federal sector. Census Bureau non-seasonally adjusted (NSA), constant dollar CPIP data showed that August’s twelve month total, (12MT) construction expenditures grew by 1.9% year on year (y/y), to $1307.0 billion (B). On a 12MT basis, private expenditures decreased slightly [...]

Construction Put-in-Place, (CPIP)2019-10-09T20:25:50+00:00

ISM Manufacturing Index


The Institute of Supply Management’s Index moved down 1.3 points on month, (m/m) to 47.8 for September 2019. This value is an encouraging sign for the manufacturing sector.  The index has been greater than 50, (>50 = expansion) for thirty-five consecutive months. The new orders sub-index scored a 50.8.  Overall, the ISM manufacturing index is [...]

ISM Manufacturing Index2019-10-09T19:50:53+00:00

ISM Non-Manufacturing Index


The Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing composite index decreased by 1.2 points month on month, (down 2.1% MoM) to 55.2 in September. The ISM nonmanufacturing survey measures the rate and direction of change in activity in nonmanufacturing industries. Surveys are sent to more than 370 purchasing managers in 17 industries. Survey responses reflect the change [...]

ISM Non-Manufacturing Index2019-10-09T14:43:37+00:00

Oil and Gas Rotary Rig Counts:


The total number of operating rigs in the U.S. the week as of September 27th was 713 oil and 146 gas (totaling 860). In percentage terms, on a month on month, (m/m) basis, oil rigs were down 3.9% and gas down 9.9%. On a year on year, (y/y) comparison, rigs were down 17.4% for oil [...]

Oil and Gas Rotary Rig Counts:2019-10-03T20:06:47+00:00