United States Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) 1948-2014 | Data | Chart

Business Confidence in the United States decreased to 56.60 percent in September of 2014 from 59 percent in August 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
56.60 59.00 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, October 20, 2014.


US Manufacturing Activity Slows in September


The Institute for Supply Management manufacturing PMI registered 56.6 percent in September, a decrease of 2.4 percentage points from August’s reading of 59 percent. Figures came below market expectations, hurt by lower new orders and job creation.

The New Orders Index registered 60 percent, a decrease of 6.7 percentage points from the 66.7 percent reading in August, indicating growth in new orders for the 16th consecutive month. The Production Index registered 64.6 percent, 0.1 percentage point above the August reading of 64.5 percent. The Employment Index grew for the 15th consecutive month, registering 54.6 percent, a decrease of 3.5 percentage points below the August reading of 58.1 percent. Inventories of raw materials registered 51.5 percent, a decrease of 0.5 percentage point from the August reading of 52 percent, indicating growth in inventories for the second consecutive month. Comments from the panel reflect a generally positive business outlook, while noting some labor shortages and continuing concern over geopolitical unrest.

Of the 18 manufacturing industries, 15 are reporting growth in September in the following order: Wood Products; Primary Metals; Apparel, Leather & Allied Products; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Furniture & Related Products; Fabricated Metal Products; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; Printing & Related Support Activities; Computer & Electronic Products; Paper Products; Chemical Products; Transportation Equipment; Petroleum & Coal Products; and Textile Mills. The three industries reporting contraction in September are: Machinery; Plastics & Rubber Products; and Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components.

Institute for Supply Management | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
10/1/2014 3:11:09 PM


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Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
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 56.6 59 58.5 59
2014-11-03 03:00 PM United States
ISM Manufacturing PMI
Oct 2014 56.6 56.67


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 56.60 59.00 77.50 29.40 Percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 57.50 57.90 57.90 51.00 [+]
Services PMI 58.90 59.50 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 4.30 4.12 62.00 -33.70 Percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.00 -0.20 6.43 -4.21 Percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.70 3.62 22.96 -17.85 Percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 79.30 78.70 89.39 66.93 Percent [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.21 0.26 2.66 -4.96 [+]
Durable Goods Orders -18.20 22.50 22.50 -18.20 Percent [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 58.60 59.60 62.00 37.60 Percent [+]
Factory Orders -10.10 10.50 10.50 -10.10 Percent [+]
New Orders 502007.00 558155.00 558155.00 223465.00 USD Million [+]
Business Inventories 0.20 0.40 1.40 -2.10 Percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 93.40 35.20 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.70 0.30 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 95.30 96.10 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 6.17 27.54 39.09 -33.73 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 20.70 22.50 58.90 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.43 17.53 21.77 9.17 Millions [+]
Car Registrations 729.90 679.00 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Chicago Pmi 60.50 64.30 78.90 21.40 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 59.00 59.70 61.00 54.10 Index Points [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 8.92 -1.36 12.49 -15.22 BBL/1M [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 10.80 7.10 47.20 -60.40 Index Points [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.40 -0.60 6.50 -11.60 Percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation -0.10 -0.70 4.70 -6.50 Percent [+]
Ism New York Index 63.70 57.10 88.80 23.40 Percent [+]
Leading Economic Index 157.71 157.35 157.71 72.41 Index Points [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 94.00 112.00 147.00 -287.00 Bcf [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 14.00 12.00 27.00 -42.00 Index Points [+]