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

Business Confidence in the United States remained unchanged at 51.50 percent in April of 2015 from 51.50 percent in March of 2015. Business Confidence in the United States averaged 52.79 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)
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
51.50 51.50 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 Thursday, May 28, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-05-01 03:00 PM Apr 51.5 51.5 52.0 51.61
2015-05-01 03:00 PM Apr 40.5 39
2015-05-01 03:00 PM Apr 53.5 51.8
2015-06-02 03:00 PM May 51.5 51.45
2015-07-01 03:00 PM Jun 51.41
2015-08-01 03:00 PM Jul 51.43


US Manufacturing Growth Lowest in 2-Years in April


The Institute for Supply Management index of national factory activity was 51.5 in April, matching the March reading, which had been the lowest since May 2013.

While new orders rebounded, employment gauge shrank to its lowest level in more than five years. 

The employment index fell into contractionary territory for the first time since May 2013, declining to 48.3, the lowest reading since September 2009. In March, the employment sub-index came in at 50.0. 

The new orders index rose to 53.5 from 51.8 in March. The prices paid subindex rose to 40.5 from 39, returning above 40 after four straight months below that level.

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

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5/1/2015 3:33:58 PM


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US Manufacturing Growth At 22-Month Low
The Institute for Supply Management index of national factory activity declined for the fifth straight month to 51.5 in March from 52.9 in February. The new orders, production and employment subindexes fell while the prices gauge increased. Published on 2015-04-01

US Manufacturing Activity at 13-Month Low
The Institute for Supply Management index of national factory activity declined for the fourth straight month to 52.9 in February from 53.5 in January. The new orders, production and employment subindexes fell while the prices gauge was unchanged. Published on 2015-03-02


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 51.50 51.50 77.50 29.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.80 54.10 57.90 51.00 [+]
Services PMI 56.40 57.40 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.90 2.05 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.30 -0.30 6.40 -4.20 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.30 2.40 22.96 -17.85 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.22 78.60 89.39 66.93 percent [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.15 -0.36 2.66 -4.96 [+]
Durable Goods Orders -0.50 5.10 22.50 -18.30 percent [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 57.80 56.50 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Factory Orders 2.10 -0.10 10.50 -10.10 percent [+]
New Orders 477828.00 466871.00 558155.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Business Inventories 0.10 0.20 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 110.30 80.00 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.10 0.20 2.38 -2.07 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 26130.00 26983.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2140.30 2170.70 2170.70 30.10 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 96.90 95.20 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 3.09 -1.19 38.99 -34.82 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 6.70 7.50 58.90 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.50 17.15 21.77 9.05 Millions [+]
Car Registrations 526.10 628.10 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Chicago Pmi 52.30 46.30 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 56.10 57.00 61.00 53.50 Index Points [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -2.67 1.91 12.49 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index -20.80 -16.00 47.00 -60.20 Index Points [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 0.20 3.40 24.90 -19.00 Percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.50 0.60 2.80 -4.40 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation -1.40 0.00 4.70 -6.50 percent [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -2774.00 1713.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels (MB) [+]
Ism New York Index 58.10 50.00 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Leading Economic Index 161.17 159.22 161.17 72.41 Index Points [+]
Mining Production 1.30 3.70 13.58 -11.70 percent [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 92.00 81.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 1.00 -3.00 367485.00 -42.00 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]


Business Confidence Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 3.00 Apr/15 3.00 21.10 -31.60 [+]
Brazil 38.60 May/15 38.50 68.50 37.50 [+]
Canada 58.20 Apr/15 47.90 75.00 36.10 [+]
China 120.60 Feb/15 115.10 143.20 87.20 [+]
Euro Area 0.32 Apr/15 0.23 1.68 -3.39 [+]
France 103.00 May/15 102.00 116.80 70.10 [+]
Germany 108.50 May/15 108.60 115.40 84.60 [+]
India 56.40 Feb/15 56.20 71.80 45.70 [+]
Indonesia 96.30 Feb/15 104.70 122.50 95.12 [+]
Italy 104.10 Apr/15 103.70 121.50 71.40 [+]
Japan 12.00 Feb/15 12.00 53.00 -58.00 [+]
Mexico 53.35 Apr/15 55.04 62.30 41.20 [+]
Netherlands 4.10 May/15 3.30 9.40 -23.50 [+]
Russia -5.00 Apr/15 -6.00 7.00 -20.00 [+]
South Korea 80.00 Apr/15 77.00 119.00 35.00 [+]
Spain -0.10 Apr/15 -1.00 6.70 -38.00 [+]
Switzerland 89.46 Apr/15 90.91 114.74 68.54 [+]
Turkey 109.00 May/15 107.90 123.30 52.00 [+]
United Kingdom 3.00 May/15 15.00 55.00 -75.00 [+]
United States 51.50 Apr/15 51.50 77.50 29.40 percent [+]