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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. A PMI™ in excess of 42.6 percent, over a period of time, indicates that the overall economy, or GDP, is generally expanding; below 42.6 percent, it is generally declining. This page provides - United States Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - United States Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) - was last refreshed on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.