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

Business Confidence in the United States decreased to 58.70 percent in November of 2014 from 59 percent in October of 2014. Business Confidence in the United States averaged 52.80 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.

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United States ISM Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
58.70 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. 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 Saturday, December 20, 2014.


US Factory Activity Slows Slightly in November


The Institute for Supply Management manufacturing PMI registered 58.7 percent in November, slightly down from 59 percent in October. While the gauge of new orders rose, the indexes for production, employment and prices fell.

The New Orders Index registered 66 percent, an increase of 0.2 percentage point from the reading of 65.8 percent in October.

The Production Index registered 64.4 percent, 0.4 percentage point below the October reading of 64.8 percent. 

The Employment Index grew for the 17th consecutive month, registering 54.9 percent, a decrease of 0.6 percentage point below the October reading of 55.5 percent. Inventories of raw materials registered 51.5 percent, a decrease of 1 percentage point from the October reading of 52.5 percent. 

The Prices Index registered 44.5 percent, down 9 percentage points from the October reading of 53.5 percent, indicating lower raw materials prices in November relative to October. 

Of the 18 manufacturing industries, 14 are reporting growth in November in the following order: Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Furniture & Related Products; Fabricated Metal Products; Textile Mills; Printing & Related Support Activities; Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components; Paper Products; Plastics & Rubber Products; Machinery; Transportation Equipment; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Petroleum & Coal Products; and Primary Metals. The only industry reporting contraction in November is Apparel, Leather & Allied Products.

Institute for Supply Management | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
12/1/2014 3:11:41 PM


Recent Releases

US Factory Activity Beats Forecasts
The Institute for Supply Management manufacturing PMI registered 59 percent in October, an increase of 2.4 percentage points from September’s reading of 56.6 percent. New orders increased sharply and employment grew for the sixteenth consecutive month. Published on 2014-11-03

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. Published on 2014-10-01


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-10-01 03:00 PM
ISM Manufacturing PMI  Sep
56.6 59 58.5 59
2014-11-03 03:00 PM
ISM Manufacturing PMI  Oct
59.0 56.6 56.2 56.67
2014-12-01 03:00 PM
ISM Manufacturing PMI  Nov
58.7 59.0 58 58.43
2015-01-02 03:00 PM
ISM Manufacturing Index  Dec
58.7 55.11
2015-02-03 03:00 PM
ISM Manufacturing PMI  Jan
58.09
2015-03-03 03:00 PM
ISM Manufacturing PMI  Feb
57.3


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 58.70 59.00 77.50 29.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.70 54.80 57.90 51.00 [+]
Services PMI 53.60 56.20 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 5.20 4.00 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.30 0.10 6.43 -4.21 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 4.80 3.40 22.96 -17.85 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 80.10 79.30 89.39 66.93 percent [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.14 0.47 2.66 -4.96 [+]
Durable Goods Orders 0.30 -0.90 22.50 -18.30 percent [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 59.30 57.10 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Factory Orders -0.70 -0.50 10.50 -10.00 percent [+]
New Orders 496563.00 499866.00 558155.00 223465.00 USD Million [+]
Business Inventories 0.20 0.30 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 79.10 84.80 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.40 0.40 2.38 -2.07 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 28319.00 30113.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2150.00 2106.20 2150.00 30.10 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 98.10 96.10 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index -3.58 10.16 39.09 -33.73 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 24.50 40.80 58.90 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.20 16.46 21.77 9.17 Millions [+]
Car Registrations 615.50 666.40 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Chicago Pmi 60.80 66.20 78.90 21.40 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 53.80 56.10 61.00 53.80 Index Points [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -0.87 -3.69 12.49 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 10.50 10.50 47.20 -60.40 Index Points [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -0.90 0.20 6.50 -11.60 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation -1.40 0.00 4.70 -6.50 percent [+]
Ism New York Index 62.40 54.80 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Leading Economic Index 160.12 159.60 157.71 72.41 Index Points [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -64.00 -22.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 4.00 20.00 27.00 -42.00 Index Points [+]


Business Confidence Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.00 Nov/14 5.00 21.10 -31.60 [+]
Brazil 45.20 Dec/14 44.80 68.50 44.80 [+]
Canada 56.90 Nov/14 51.20 75.00 36.10 [+]
China 119.00 Aug/14 121.40 143.10 91.70 [+]
Euro Area 0.18 Nov/14 0.06 1.50 -3.77 [+]
France 99.00 Dec/14 99.00 116.80 70.10 [+]
Germany 105.50 Dec/14 104.70 115.40 84.60 [+]
India 57.40 Aug/14 53.70 71.80 45.70 [+]
Indonesia 107.24 Aug/14 106.00 122.50 95.12 [+]
Italy 96.30 Nov/14 96.10 118.92 70.70 [+]
Japan 12.00 Nov/14 13.00 53.00 -58.00 [+]
Mexico 53.05 Nov/14 55.07 62.30 41.20 [+]
Netherlands 2.40 Nov/14 2.00 9.40 -23.50 [+]
Russia -8.00 Nov/14 -6.00 7.00 -20.00 [+]
South Korea 75.00 Nov/14 72.00 119.00 35.00 [+]
Spain -5.20 Nov/14 -6.80 6.70 -38.00 [+]
Switzerland -1.30 Nov/14 -0.50 2.87 -2.10 [+]
Turkey 102.70 Nov/14 106.90 123.30 52.00 [+]
United Kingdom 8.00 Nov/14 19.00 55.00 -75.00 [+]
United States 58.70 Nov/14 59.00 77.50 29.40 percent [+]