United States ISM Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)  1948-2016 | Data

The Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing PMI came in at 49.4 in August of 2016, down from 52.6 in July. The figure came much worse than market expectations of 52, reaching the lowest in seven months, as new orders, production and employment all contracted. Business Confidence in the United States averaged 52.77 from 1948 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 77.50 in July of 1950 and a record low of 29.40 in May of 1980. Business Confidence in the United States is reported by the Institute for Supply Management.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
49.40 52.60 77.50 29.40 1948 - 2016 Monthly
The Manufacturing ISM Report On Business® is based on data compiled from purchasing and supply executives nationwide. Survey responses reflect the change, if any, in the current month compared to the previous month. For each of the indicators measured (New Orders, Backlog of Orders, New Export Orders, Imports, Production, Supplier Deliveries, Inventories, Customers' Inventories, Employment and Prices), the report shows the percentage reporting each response, the net difference between the number of responses in the positive economic direction and the negative economic direction, and the diffusion index. A PMI™ reading above 50 percent indicates that the manufacturing economy is generally expanding; below 50 percent indicates that it is generally declining. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States ISM Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States ISM Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-01 02:00 PM Aug 49.4 52.6 52 53.2
2016-09-01 02:00 PM Aug 48.3 49.4 49.6
2016-09-01 02:00 PM Aug 49.1 56.9
2016-10-03 02:00 PM Sep 49.1
2016-10-03 02:00 PM Sep 53
2016-10-03 02:00 PM Sep 48.3

US Factory Activity Shrinks in August: ISM


The Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing PMI came in at 49.4 in August of 2016, down from 52.6 in July. The figure came much worse than market expectations of 52, reaching the lowest in seven months, as new orders, production and employment all contracted.

The New Orders Index registered 49.1 percent, a decrease of 7.8 percentage points from the July reading of 56.9 percent. 

The Production Index registered 49.6 percent, 5.8 percentage points lower than the July reading of 55.4 percent. 

The Employment Index registered 48.3 percent, a decrease of 1.1 percentage points from the July reading of 49.4 percent.

Inventories of raw materials registered 49 percent, a decrease of 0.5 percentage point from the July reading of 49.5 percent. 

The Prices Index registered 53 percent, a decrease of 2 percentage points from the July reading of 55 percent, indicating higher raw materials prices for the sixth consecutive month. 

Of the 18 manufacturing industries, six are reporting growth in August in the following order: Printing & Related Support Activities; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Computer & Electronic Products; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; and Chemical Products. The 11 industries reporting contraction in August — listed in order — are: Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components; Apparel, Leather & Allied Products; Plastics & Rubber Products; Furniture & Related Products; Transportation Equipment; Machinery; Textile Mills; Paper Products; Petroleum & Coal Products; Primary Metals; and Fabricated Metal Products.

ISM | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/1/2016 3:06:14 PM

United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 49.40 52.60 77.50 29.40 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.40 52.00 57.90 50.70 [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 51.40 55.50 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Services PMI 51.00 51.40 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 51.50 51.80 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -1.10 -0.60 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.40 0.60 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -0.40 -0.10 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 75.50 75.92 89.40 66.89 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 4.40 -4.20 23.00 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 3.80 -4.00 25.70 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 1.50 -0.30 2.80 -4.40 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.20 0.40 4.60 -7.10 percent [+]
Factory Orders 1.90 -1.80 10.20 -9.70 percent [+]
New Orders 454759.00 447425.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Business Inventories 0.00 0.20 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -12.40 40.70 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.00 0.30 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 25227.00 24797.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1469.70 1506.00 1703.60 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 94.40 94.60 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 12.80 2.00 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index -11.00 10.00 26.00 -43.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 47.50 60.70 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index -1.99 -4.21 38.99 -34.82 Index Points [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index -6.20 -1.30 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.55 0.24 2.71 -5.05 [+]
Chicago Pmi 51.50 55.80 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.98 17.88 21.77 9.05 Millions [+]
Car Production 4.06 4.02 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 549.34 588.14 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -6.20 -0.56 12.49 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 52.00 62.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -3204.00 567.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels (MB) [+]
Leading Economic Index 178.62 178.26 179.01 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 6703.00 6877.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -9.30 -9.90 13.70 -12.40 percent [+]
Ease of Doing Business 7.00 7.00 7.00 4.00 [+]
Corruption Index 76.00 74.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 16.00 17.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.61 5.54 5.79 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 3.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]




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Mexico 53.83 Aug/16
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Netherlands 1.20 Aug/16
New Caledonia 76.70 Mar/16
New Zealand 15.50 Aug/16
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Peru 61.00 Jul/16
Philippines 45.40 Sep/16
Poland 3.30 Sep/16
Portugal 1.40 Aug/16
Qatar 20.40 Mar/16
Romania 0.90 Aug/16
Russia -5.00 Aug/16
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Sierra Leone 66.10 Dec/13
Singapore -1.00 Jun/16
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South Africa 42.00 Sep/16
South Korea 71.00 Aug/16
Spain -4.70 Aug/16
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Sweden 104.20 Aug/16
Switzerland 99.83 Aug/16
Thailand 47.80 Aug/16
Turkey 103.60 Aug/16
Uganda 57.73 Aug/16
Ukraine 108.50 Jun/16
United Kingdom -47.00 Sep/16
United States 49.40 Aug/16