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

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) index of national factory activity fell to 52.7 from 53.5 the month before. 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.

United States ISM Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
52.70 52.80 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 the latest reported value for - United States ISM Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Content for - United States ISM Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) - was last refreshed on Saturday, August 29, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-08-03 02:30 PM Jul 52.7 53.5 53.6 54
2015-08-03 02:30 PM Jul 52.7 55.5 55
2015-08-03 02:30 PM Jul 56.5 56
2015-09-01 03:00 PM Aug 44 45
2015-09-01 03:00 PM Aug 56.5
2015-09-01 03:00 PM Aug 52.7


US Manufacturing Growth Disappoints in July


The Institute for Supply Management index of national factory activity slowed to 52.7 in July, compared to 53.5 in June and much below market expectations. While employment and raw materials inventories declined, production and new orders subindexes rose.

The New Orders Index registered 56.5 percent, an increase of 0.5 percentage point from the reading of 56 percent in June. The Production Index registered 56 percent, 2 percentage points above the June reading of 54 percent. The Employment Index registered 52.7 percent, 2.8 percentage points below the June reading of 55.5 percent, reflecting growing employment levels from June but at a slower rate. Inventories of raw materials registered 49.5 percent, a decrease of 3.5 percentage points from the June reading of 53 percent. The Prices Index registered 44 percent, down 5.5 percentage points from the June reading of 49.5 percent, indicating lower raw materials prices for the ninth consecutive month

Of the 18 manufacturing industries, 11 are reporting growth in July in the following order: Textile Mills; Paper Products; Apparel, Leather & Allied Products; Printing & Related Support Activities; Furniture & Related Products; Fabricated Metal Products; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; Transportation Equipment; and Miscellaneous Manufacturing. The five industries reporting contraction in July are: Wood Products; Primary Metals; Plastics & Rubber Products; Chemical Products; and Machinery.

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8/3/2015 3:10:38 PM


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US Manufacturing Growth at 5-Month High
The Institute for Supply Management index of national factory activity was 53.5 in June, up from 52.8 in May and better than market expectations. It is the highest figure since January as new orders and job creation increased.
Published on 2015-07-01

US Manufacturing Rebounds in May
The Institute for Supply Management index of national factory activity was 52.8 in May, accelerating from a 2-year low of 51.5 reported in March and April. While new orders and employment indexes improved, the production index decreased.
Published on 2015-06-01

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.
Published on 2015-05-01

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


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 52.70 52.80 77.50 29.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.90 53.80 57.90 51.00 [+]
Services PMI 55.20 55.70 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.30 1.30 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.60 0.10 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.50 1.80 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.00 77.80 89.40 66.90 percent [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.34 -0.07 2.66 -4.96 [+]
Durable Goods Orders 2.00 3.40 23.80 -19.40 percent [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 60.30 56.00 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Factory Orders 1.80 -1.10 10.50 -10.10 percent [+]
New Orders 478499.00 470478.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Business Inventories 0.80 0.30 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 110.00 95.00 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.90 0.80 2.38 -2.07 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 25046.00 26130.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1513.90 1494.70 1673.10 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 95.40 94.10 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index -14.92 3.86 38.99 -34.82 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 8.30 5.70 58.90 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.55 17.00 21.77 9.05 Millions [+]
Car Registrations 646.60 702.00 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Car Production 4.90 4.08 9.92 1.29 Million [+]
Chicago Pmi 54.70 49.40 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.54 5.48 5.79 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 3.00 5.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 55.00 55.70 61.00 53.50 Index Points [+]
Corruption Index 74.00 73.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 17.00 19.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -5.45 2.62 12.49 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index -4.60 -7.00 47.00 -60.20 Index Points [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 1.00 -2.40 26.50 -20.00 Percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.60 -0.10 2.80 -4.40 percent [+]
Ease of Doing Business 7.00 7.00 7.00 4.00 [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation -1.40 0.00 4.70 -6.50 percent [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 1660.00 -2708.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels (MB) [+]
Ism New York Index 68.80 63.10 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Leading Economic Index 174.59 174.17 174.59 70.21 Index Points [+]
Mining Production -1.80 -1.50 13.80 -11.70 percent [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 69.00 53.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 0.00 13.00 27.00 -42.00 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]


Business Confidence Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 4.00 Jul/15 10.00 21.10 -31.60 [+]
Brazil 37.10 Aug/15 37.20 68.50 37.10 [+]
Canada 52.90 Jul/15 55.90 75.00 36.10 [+]
China 50.20 Jul/15 50.20 59.20 38.80 [+]
Euro Area 0.21 Aug/15 0.41 1.53 -3.89 [+]
France 103.00 Aug/15 102.00 116.80 70.10 [+]
Germany 108.30 Aug/15 108.00 115.40 84.60 [+]
India 54.40 Jun/15 56.40 71.80 45.70 [+]
Indonesia 105.46 Jun/15 96.30 122.50 95.12 [+]
Italy 102.50 Aug/15 103.50 121.50 71.40 [+]
Japan 15.00 Jun/15 12.00 53.00 -58.00 [+]
Mexico 54.20 Jul/15 54.23 62.30 41.20 [+]
Netherlands 3.50 Aug/15 3.70 9.40 -23.50 [+]
Russia -6.00 Aug/15 -6.00 7.00 -20.00 [+]
South Korea 70.00 Jul/15 66.00 119.00 35.00 [+]
Spain 0.30 Aug/15 -0.90 7.40 -38.00 [+]
Switzerland 99.80 Jul/15 89.80 114.74 68.54 [+]
Turkey 103.70 Aug/15 105.40 123.30 52.00 [+]
United Kingdom 8.00 Sep/15 3.00 55.00 -75.00 [+]
United States 52.70 Jul/15 52.80 77.50 29.40 percent [+]