United States ISM Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)  1948-2017 | Data

The Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing PMI in the US fell to 54.8 in April 2017 from 57.2 in March and below market expectations of 56.5. It was the lowest reading since December 2016, as new orders and employment expanded at a slower pace. The Manufacturing ISM Report On Business® in the United States is reported by Institute for Supply Management.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-05-01 02:00 PM Apr 54.8 57.2 56.5 56.7
2017-05-01 02:00 PM Apr 68.5 70.5 67.7
2017-05-01 02:00 PM Apr 57.5 64.5
2017-06-01 02:00 PM May 68.5
2017-06-01 02:00 PM May 57.5
2017-06-01 02:00 PM May 52.0




US Factory Activity Growth Eases To 4-Month Low


The Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing PMI in the US fell to 54.8 in April 2017 from 57.2 in March and below market expectations of 56.5. It was the lowest reading since December 2016, as new orders and employment expanded at a slower pace.

The April PMI registered 54.8 percent, a decrease of 2.4 percentage points from the March reading of 57.2 percent. 

The New Orders Index registered 57.5 percent, a decrease of 7 percentage points from the March reading of 64.5 percent. 

The Employment Index registered 52 percent, a decrease of 6.9 percentage points from the March reading of 58.9 percent. 

The Production Index registered 58.6 percent, 1 percentage point higher than the March reading of 57.6 percent. 

Inventories of raw materials registered 51 percent, an increase of 2 percentage points from the March reading of 49 percent. 

The Prices Index registered 68.5 percent in April, a decrease of 2 percentage points from the March reading of 70.5 percent, indicating higher raw materials prices for the 14th consecutive month, but at a slower rate of increase in April compared with March. 

Comments from the panel generally reflect stable to growing business conditions; with new orders, production, employment and inventories of raw materials all growing in April over March.

Of the 18 manufacturing industries, 16 reported growth in April in the following order: Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components; Textile Mills; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Furniture & Related Products; Plastics & Rubber Products; Fabricated Metal Products; Printing & Related Support Activities; Machinery; Paper Products; Chemical Products; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; Primary Metals; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Computer & Electronic Products; Petroleum & Coal Products; and Transportation Equipment. The only industry that reported contraction in April compared to March is Apparel, Leather & Allied Products.

ISM | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
5/1/2017 2:09:23 PM



United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 54.80 57.20 77.50 29.40 [+]
Services PMI 53.10 52.80 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 57.50 55.20 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.80 53.30 57.90 50.70 [+]
Composite Pmi 53.20 53.00 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.20 1.50 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.00 0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.70 0.70 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 76.70 76.10 89.40 66.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 0.70 2.30 23.00 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 0.10 2.70 25.70 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -0.20 0.70 6.40 -11.40 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.00 0.30 4.60 -7.30 percent [+]
New Orders 478185.00 476493.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 0.50 0.80 10.20 -9.40 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.20 0.20 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 10.30 49.60 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.20 0.30 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23591.00 24114.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1611.40 1575.40 1703.60 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 104.50 104.70 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index -1.00 5.20 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 38.80 22.00 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 20.00 22.00 26.00 -43.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 55.80 56.50 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 16.80 16.90 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.49 0.07 2.73 -5.10 [+]
Chicago Pmi 58.30 57.70 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.88 16.62 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.54 3.13 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 569.19 502.25 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -1.75 -5.25 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 68.00 45.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -413.00 -150.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 182.29 181.81 182.29 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 7003.00 6362.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 7.30 3.70 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]
Corruption Index 74.00 76.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 16.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.70 5.61 5.79 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 3.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 7.00 8.00 4.00 [+]


United States ISM Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) Notes

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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
54.80 57.20 77.50 29.40 1948 - 2017 Monthly



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Australia 13.00 Apr/17
Brazil 53.70 May/17
Canada 62.40 Apr/17
China 51.20 Apr/17
Euro Area 1.09 Apr/17
France 109.00 May/17
Germany 112.90 Apr/17
India 57.20 Jun/16
Indonesia 103.42 Mar/17
Italy 107.90 Apr/17
Japan 12.00 Mar/17
Mexico 46.70 Apr/17
Netherlands 8.30 Apr/17
Russia -1.00 Apr/17
South Korea 83.00 Apr/17
Spain 0.10 Apr/17
Switzerland 106.00 Apr/17
Turkey 111.20 Apr/17
United Kingdom 1.00 Jun/17
United States 54.80 Apr/17