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Business Confidence in the United States increased to 59 percent in August of 2014 from 57.10 percent in July of 2014. Business Confidence in the United States averaged 52.78 Percent from 1948 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 77.50 Percent in July of 1950 and a record low of 29.40 Percent in May of 1980. Business Confidence in the United States is reported by the Institute for Supply Management.

   
 
 

United States Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
59.00 57.10 77.50 29.40 1948 - 2014 Percent 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. 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 Monday, September 22, 2014.


US ISM Manufacturing PMI Rises in August


The Institute for Supply Management manufacturing PMI registered 59 percent in August, an increase of 1.9 percentage points from July. It is the highest reading since March of 2011, boosted by an increase in production and new orders.

The New Orders Index registered 66.7 percent, an increase of 3.3 percentage points from the 63.4 percent reading in July, indicating growth in new orders for the 15th consecutive month. The Production Index registered 64.5 percent, 3.3 percentage points above the July reading of 61.2 percent. The Employment Index grew for the 14th consecutive month, registering 58.1 percent, a slight decrease of 0.1 percentage point below the July reading of 58.2 percent. Inventories of raw materials registered 52 percent, an increase of 3.5 percentage points from the July reading of 48.5 percent, indicating growth in inventories following one month of contraction. The August PMI® is led by the highest recorded New Orders Index since April 2004 when it registered 67.1 percent. At the same time, comments from the panel reflect a positive outlook mixed with caution over global geopolitical unrest."

Of the 18 manufacturing industries, 17 are reporting growth in August in the following order: Plastics & Rubber Products; Furniture & Related Products; Fabricated Metal Products; Apparel, Leather & Allied Products; Wood Products; Printing & Related Support Activities; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Paper Products; Petroleum & Coal Products; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Chemical Products; Primary Metals; Transportation Equipment; Computer & Electronic Products; Machinery; and Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components. The only industry reporting contraction in August is Textile Mills.

Institute for Supply Management | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/2/2014 3:15:11 PM


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Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-06-02 03:00 PM United States
ISM Manufacturing PMI
May 2014 55.4 54.9 55.4 55.53
2014-07-01 03:00 PM United States
ISM Manufacturing PMI
Jun 2014 55.3 55.4 55.8 55.54
2014-08-01 03:00 PM United States
ISM Manufacturing PMI
Jul 2014 57.1 55.3 56.0 55.38
2014-09-02 03:00 PM United States
ISM Manufacturing PMI
Aug 2014 59.0 57.1 56.8 56.85
2014-10-01 03:00 PM United States
ISM Manufacturing PMI
Sep 2014 59 55.85


Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 59.00 57.10 77.50 29.40 Percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 57.90 55.80 57.90 51.00 [+]
Services PMI 59.50 60.80 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 4.12 4.80 62.00 -33.70 Percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.10 0.22 6.43 -4.21 Percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.62 4.77 22.96 -17.85 Percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.80 79.10 89.39 66.93 Percent [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.39 0.21 2.66 -4.96 [+]
Durable Goods Orders 22.60 2.70 22.60 -13.90 Percent [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 59.60 58.70 62.00 37.60 Percent [+]
Factory Orders 10.50 1.50 10.50 -7.50 Percent [+]
New Orders 503238.00 497680.00 965670.89 223465.00 USD Million [+]
Business Inventories 0.40 0.40 1.40 -2.10 Percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 93.40 35.20 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.10 0.20 2.38 -2.07 Percent [+]
Bankruptcies 30113.00 31671.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2097.00 1942.10 2143.80 30.10 USD Billion [+]
Nfib Business Optimism Index 96.10 95.70 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ny Empire State Manufacturing Index 27.54 14.69 39.09 -33.73 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 22.50 28.00 58.90 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.53 16.48 21.77 9.17 Millions [+]
Car Registrations 729.90 679.00 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Leading Economic Index 103.50 103.30 108.10 26.80 Index Points [+]


Business Confidence Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 8.00 Aug/14 10.00 21.10 -31.60 [+]
Brazil 46.50 Sep/14 46.50 68.50 46.40 [+]
Canada 50.90 Aug/14 54.10 75.00 36.10 [+]
China 121.40 May/14 124.30 143.10 91.70 [+]
Euro Area 0.16 Aug/14 0.17 1.50 -3.77 [+]
France 96.00 Aug/14 97.00 116.80 70.10 [+]
Germany 106.30 Aug/14 108.00 115.40 84.60 [+]
India 49.90 Mar/14 54.90 71.80 45.70 [+]
Indonesia 106.00 Jun/14 101.95 122.50 95.12 [+]
Italy 95.70 Aug/14 99.10 118.92 70.70 [+]
Japan 12.00 Jun/14 17.00 53.00 -58.00 [+]
Mexico 52.96 Aug/14 53.48 62.30 41.20 [+]
Netherlands 0.00 Aug/14 1.20 9.40 -23.50 [+]
Russia -3.00 Jul/14 -3.00 7.00 -20.00 [+]
South Korea 72.00 Aug/14 74.00 119.00 35.00 [+]
Spain -6.70 Aug/14 -5.70 6.70 -38.00 [+]
Switzerland -0.50 Aug/14 -2.10 2.87 -2.10 [+]
Turkey 106.80 Aug/14 109.03 123.30 52.00 [+]
United Kingdom 19.00 Aug/14 33.00 55.00 -75.00 [+]
United States 59.00 Aug/14 57.10 77.50 29.40 Percent [+]





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