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

The Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing PMI came in at 48.2 in January of 2016 from 48 in December. It is the fourth consecutive month of contraction in manufacturing activity as employment declined and prices were steady while new orders and production grew at a faster pace. 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.

United States ISM Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
48.20 48.00 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 February of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-02-01 03:00 PM Jan 48.2 48 48 48.1
2016-02-01 03:00 PM Jan 45.9 48 48 48.1
2016-02-01 03:00 PM Jan 51.5 48.8
2016-03-01 03:00 PM Feb 51.5 48.45
2016-03-01 03:00 PM Feb 45.9 48.45
2016-03-01 03:00 PM Feb 48.2 48.45

US Factory Activity Shrinks for 4th Month: ISM


The Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing PMI came in at 48.2 in January of 2016 compared to 48 in December. While employment and inventories subindexes declined, new orders and production grew at a faster pace and prices remained steady.

The New Orders Index registered 51.5 percent, an increase of 2.7 percentage points from the seasonally adjusted reading of 48.8 percent in December. 

The Production Index registered 50.2 percent, 0.3 percentage point higher than the seasonally adjusted December reading of 49.9 percent. 

The Employment Index registered 45.9 percent, 2.1 percentage points below the seasonally adjusted December reading of 48 percent. 

Inventories of raw materials registered 43.5 percent, the same reading as in December. 

The Prices Index registered 33.5 percent, the same reading as in December, indicating lower raw materials prices for the 15th consecutive month. 

Of the 18 manufacturing industries, eight are reporting growth in January in the following order: Textile Mills; Wood Products; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Printing & Related Support Activities; Furniture & Related Products; Computer & Electronic Products; Machinery; and Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components. The 10 industries reporting contraction in January — listed in order — are: Apparel, Leather & Allied Products; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Petroleum & Coal Products; Paper Products; Transportation Equipment; Plastics & Rubber Products; Fabricated Metal Products; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; Primary Metals; and Chemical Products.

ISM | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
2/1/2016 3:33:44 PM

United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 48.20 48.00 77.50 29.40 [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 53.50 55.90 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.40 51.20 57.90 51.00 [+]
Services PMI 53.20 54.30 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 53.20 54.00 61.00 53.20 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -1.80 -1.20 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.40 -0.60 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.80 0.90 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 76.50 77.00 89.40 66.89 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -5.10 0.00 23.80 -19.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -2.90 -2.00 26.50 -20.00 Percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -1.20 -0.10 2.80 -4.40 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation -0.80 -0.30 4.60 -6.90 percent [+]
New Orders 456492.00 472203.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -2.90 2.20 10.50 -10.10 percent [+]
Business Inventories -0.20 0.00 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 68.60 85.50 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories -0.30 -0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 24735.00 24985.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1508.90 1533.90 1642.70 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 95.20 94.80 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 54.60 60.70 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index -19.37 -4.59 38.99 -34.82 Index Points [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index -34.60 -20.10 47.00 -60.20 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.22 -0.30 2.70 -5.02 [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index -3.50 -10.20 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 2.00 6.00 27.00 -42.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 55.60 42.90 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.58 17.34 21.77 9.05 Millions [+]
Car Production 3.95 3.94 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 551.60 600.40 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 7.79 8.38 12.49 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -152.00 -211.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 5938.00 3464.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels (MB) [+]
Leading Economic Index 177.02 176.55 177.02 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Mining Production -11.20 -8.20 13.80 -11.70 percent [+]
Corruption Index 76.00 74.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 16.00 17.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 7.00 7.00 7.00 4.00 [+]
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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Bulgaria 18.40 Jan/16
Canada 66.00 Jan/16
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China 49.40 Jan/16
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Croatia 3.80 Jan/16
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Czech Republic 96.00 Jan/16
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European Union 106.70 Jan/16
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France 102.00 Jan/16
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Germany 107.30 Jan/16
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India 54.40 Jun/15
Indonesia 106.04 Sep/15
Ireland 47.00 Dec/15
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Italy 103.20 Jan/16
Japan 12.00 Dec/15
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Latvia -8.00 Jan/16
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Luxembourg 97.40 Jan/16
Macedonia 21.20 Dec/15
Malaysia 87.10 Dec/15
Malta 108.00 Jan/16
Mauritius 88.10 Sep/15
Mexico 53.01 Jan/16
Mozambique 99.50 Nov/15
Netherlands 3.20 Jan/16
New Zealand 23.00 Dec/15
Nigeria 8.30 Dec/15
Norway -8.20 Dec/15
Peru 45.00 Nov/15
Philippines 51.30 Dec/15
Poland 0.80 Jan/16
Portugal 0.60 Jan/16
Romania 0.30 Jan/16
Russia -7.00 Jan/16
Saudi Arabia 9.00 Sep/15
Sierra Leone 66.10 Dec/13
Singapore -22.00 Dec/15
Slovakia 11.30 Jan/16
Slovenia 4.00 Jan/16
South Africa 36.00 Dec/15
South Korea 65.00 Jan/16
Spain -1.70 Jan/16
Sweden 112.10 Jan/16
Switzerland 100.30 Jan/16
Thailand 48.50 Jan/16
Turkey 103.30 Jan/16
Uganda 54.62 Jan/16
Ukraine 104.00 Dec/15
United Kingdom -4.00 Mar/16
United States 48.20 Jan/16