United States ISM Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) 1948-2015 | Data

Business Confidence in the United States decreased to 53.50 percent in January of 2015 from 55.10 percent in December of 2014. Business Confidence in the United States averaged 52.80 percent from 1948 until 2015, 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.

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United States ISM Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
53.50 55.10 77.50 29.40 1948 - 2015 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. This page provides - United States Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - United States ISM Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) - was last refreshed on Sunday, March 1, 2015.


US Manufacturing Growth Weakest in a Year


The Institute for Supply Management index of national factory activity declined to 53.5 in January from 55.1 a month before. All four major subindexes: new orders, production, employment and prices decreased.

The January PMI® registered 53.5 percent, a decrease of 1.6 percentage points from December’s seasonally adjusted reading of 55.1 percent.

The New Orders Index registered 52.9 percent, a decrease of 4.9 percentage points from the seasonally adjusted reading of 57.8 percent in December.

The Production Index registered 56.5 percent, 1.2 percentage points below the seasonally adjusted December reading of 57.7 percent.

The Employment Index registered 54.1 percent, a decrease of 1.9 percentage points below the seasonally adjusted December reading of 56 percent.

Inventories of raw materials registered 51 percent, an increase of 5.5 percentage points above the December reading of 45.5 percent.

The Prices Index registered 35 percent, down 3.5 percentage points from the December reading of 38.5 percent, indicating lower raw materials prices in January relative to December.

Comments from the panel indicate that most industries, but not all, are experiencing strong demand as 2015 kicks off. The West Coast dock slowdown continues to be a problem, negatively impacting both exports and imports as well as inventories.

Of the 18 manufacturing industries, 14 are reporting growth in January in the following order: Primary Metals; Wood Products; Printing & Related Support Activities; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Fabricated Metal Products; Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components; Petroleum & Coal Products; Paper Products; Transportation Equipment; Chemical Products; Machinery; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; Computer & Electronic Products; and Furniture & Related Products. The two industries reporting contraction in January are: Textile Mills; and Nonmetallic Mineral Products.

ISM | anna@tradingeconomics.com
2/2/2015 3:13:22 PM


Recent Releases

ISM Manufacturing PMI Revised Down
The Institute for Supply Management index of national factory activity was revised to 55.1 percent in December from 55.5 percent previously reported. Revisions have to do with adjustments to seasonal factors that are made on an annual basis. Published on 2015-01-29

US Manufacturing Growth At 6-Month Low in December
The Institute for Supply Management index of national factory activity declined to 55.5 from 58.7 the month before. While new orders, production and prices subindexes decreased, the employment gauge improved. Published on 2015-01-02


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-02-02 03:00 PM
ISM Manufacturing PMI  Jan
53.5 55.1 54.5 54.78
2015-02-02 03:00 PM
ISM Manufacturing Employment  Jan
54.1 56.8 56
2015-02-02 03:00 PM
ISM Manufacturing New Orders  Jan
52.9 57.3 54.78
2015-03-02 03:00 PM
ISM Manufacturing PMI  Feb
53.5 53.1 53.55
2015-04-01 03:00 PM
ISM Manufacturing PMI  Mar
51.92
2015-05-01 03:00 PM
ISM Manufacturing PMI  Apr
51.61


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 53.50 55.10 77.50 29.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.30 53.90 57.90 51.00 [+]
Services PMI 57.00 54.20 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 4.80 4.40 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.20 -0.30 6.43 -4.21 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 5.60 4.30 22.96 -17.85 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 79.39 79.40 89.39 66.93 percent [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.13 -0.07 2.66 -4.96 [+]
Durable Goods Orders 2.80 -3.70 22.50 -18.30 percent [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 56.70 56.20 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Factory Orders -3.40 -1.70 10.50 -10.00 percent [+]
New Orders 471454.00 487885.00 558155.00 223465.00 USD Million [+]
Business Inventories 0.10 0.20 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 88.40 82.20 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.10 0.80 2.38 -2.07 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 26983.00 28319.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2170.70 2106.20 2170.70 30.10 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 97.90 100.40 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 7.78 9.95 39.09 -33.73 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 5.20 6.30 58.90 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.66 16.92 21.77 9.17 Millions [+]
Car Registrations 524.00 564.20 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Chicago Pmi 45.80 59.40 78.90 21.40 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 56.80 54.40 61.00 53.50 Index Points [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 8.43 6.33 12.49 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index -11.20 -4.40 47.20 -60.40 Index Points [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.30 -0.90 6.50 -11.60 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation -1.40 0.00 4.70 -6.50 percent [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -3118.00 2335.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels (MB) [+]
Ism New York Index 44.50 70.80 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Leading Economic Index 159.22 158.74 159.60 72.41 Index Points [+]
Mining Production 8.50 10.75 13.58 -11.70 percent [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -219.00 -115.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 0.00 6.00 27.00 -42.00 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 50.40 59.10 59.10 50.40 [+]


Business Confidence Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 3.00 Jan/15 2.00 21.10 -31.60 [+]
Brazil 40.20 Feb/15 44.40 68.50 40.20 [+]
Canada 45.40 Jan/15 55.40 75.00 36.10 [+]
China 119.00 Aug/14 121.40 143.20 87.20 [+]
Euro Area 0.07 Feb/15 0.16 1.68 -3.39 [+]
France 99.00 Feb/15 100.00 116.80 70.10 [+]
Germany 106.80 Feb/15 106.70 115.40 84.60 [+]
India 57.40 Aug/14 53.70 71.80 45.70 [+]
Indonesia 104.70 Nov/14 107.24 122.50 95.12 [+]
Italy 99.10 Feb/15 97.60 118.92 70.70 [+]
Japan 12.00 Nov/14 13.00 53.00 -58.00 [+]
Mexico 53.93 Jan/15 52.01 62.30 41.20 [+]
Netherlands 2.00 Feb/15 2.80 9.40 -23.50 [+]
Russia -6.00 Feb/15 -9.00 7.00 -20.00 [+]
South Korea 74.00 Feb/15 73.00 119.00 35.00 [+]
Spain -4.80 Feb/15 -5.10 6.70 -38.00 [+]
Switzerland -6.00 Feb/15 -3.00 2.87 -6.00 [+]
Turkey 103.40 Feb/15 103.20 123.30 52.00 [+]
United Kingdom 15.00 Feb/15 8.00 55.00 -75.00 [+]
United States 53.50 Jan/15 55.10 77.50 29.40 percent [+]