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

Business Confidence in the United States decreased to 51.50 percent in March of 2015 from 52.90 percent in February of 2015. Business Confidence in the United States averaged 52.75 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
51.50 52.90 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 Tuesday, April 28, 2015.


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.

The New Orders Index registered 51.8 percent, a decrease of 0.7 percentage point from the reading of 52.5 percent in February. 

The Employment Index registered 50 percent, 1.4 percentage points below the February reading of 51.4 percent. 

The Production Index registered 53.7 percent, 2.8 percentage points below the  reading of 53.7 percent in February. Inventories of raw materials registered 51.5 percent, a decrease of 1 percentage point from the February reading of 52.5 percent. 

The Prices Index registered 39 percent, 4 percentage points above the February reading of 35 percent, indicating lower raw materials prices for the fifth consecutive month.

Of the 18 manufacturing industries, 10 are reporting growth in March in the following order: Paper Products; Wood Products; Transportation Equipment; Fabricated Metal Products; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Machinery; Chemical Products; Primary Metals; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; and Computer & Electronic Products. The seven industries reporting contraction in March — listed in order — are: Apparel, Leather & Allied Products; Textile Mills; Petroleum & Coal Products; Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Plastics & Rubber Products; and Furniture & Related Products.

ISM | anna@tradingeconomics.com
4/1/2015 3:13:36 PM


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Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-04-01 03:00 PM
ISM Manufacturing PMI  Mar
51.5 52.9 52.5 51.92
2015-04-01 03:00 PM
ISM Manufacturing Employment  Mar
50 51.4 51.8
2015-04-01 03:00 PM
ISM Manufacturing New Orders  Mar
51.8 52.5
2015-05-01 03:00 PM
ISM Manufacturing PMI  Apr
51.5 52.0 51.61
2015-05-01 03:00 PM
ISM Manufacturing Prices  Apr
39
2015-05-01 03:00 PM
ISM Manufacturing New Orders  Apr
51.8


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 51.50 52.90 77.50 29.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.20 55.70 57.90 51.00 [+]
Services PMI 57.80 59.20 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.05 3.56 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.60 0.10 6.40 -4.20 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.40 3.40 22.96 -17.85 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.37 79.01 89.39 66.93 percent [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.42 -0.18 2.66 -4.96 [+]
Durable Goods Orders 4.00 -1.40 22.50 -18.30 percent [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 56.50 56.90 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Factory Orders 0.20 -0.20 10.50 -10.10 percent [+]
New Orders 468314.00 467546.00 558155.00 223465.00 USD Million [+]
Business Inventories 0.30 0.00 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 80.00 82.20 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.30 0.40 2.38 -2.07 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 26983.00 28319.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2140.30 2170.70 2170.70 30.10 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 95.20 98.00 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index -1.19 6.90 38.99 -34.82 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 7.50 5.00 58.90 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.15 16.23 21.77 9.05 Millions [+]
Car Registrations 526.10 628.10 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Chicago Pmi 46.30 45.80 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 57.40 59.20 61.00 53.50 Index Points [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 5.32 4.77 12.49 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index -16.00 -17.40 47.00 -60.20 Index Points [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 2.60 -1.00 24.90 -19.00 Percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -0.20 -0.40 2.80 -4.40 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation -1.40 0.00 4.70 -6.50 percent [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -2135.00 -4258.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels (MB) [+]
Ism New York Index 50.00 63.10 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Leading Economic Index 161.17 159.22 161.17 72.41 Index Points [+]
Mining Production 3.70 5.30 13.58 -11.70 percent [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 90.00 -18.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index -8.00 0.00 27.00 -42.00 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 47.96 58.50 59.12 47.96 [+]


Business Confidence Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 3.00 Mar/15 0.00 21.10 -31.60 [+]
Brazil 38.50 Apr/15 37.50 68.50 37.50 [+]
Canada 47.90 Mar/15 49.70 75.00 36.10 [+]
China 115.10 Nov/14 119.00 143.20 87.20 [+]
Euro Area 0.23 Mar/15 0.09 1.68 -3.39 [+]
France 101.40 Apr/15 99.00 116.80 70.10 [+]
Germany 108.60 Apr/15 107.90 115.40 84.60 [+]
India 56.40 Feb/15 56.20 71.80 45.70 [+]
Indonesia 104.70 Nov/14 107.24 122.50 95.12 [+]
Italy 103.70 Mar/15 100.50 121.50 71.40 [+]
Japan 12.00 Feb/15 12.00 53.00 -58.00 [+]
Mexico 54.50 Mar/15 53.35 62.30 41.20 [+]
Netherlands 3.30 Apr/15 1.40 9.40 -23.50 [+]
Russia -6.00 Mar/15 -6.00 7.00 -20.00 [+]
South Korea 77.00 Mar/15 74.00 119.00 35.00 [+]
Spain -1.50 Mar/15 -4.10 6.70 -38.00 [+]
Switzerland 0.50 Mar/15 -5.80 2.87 -5.80 [+]
Turkey 107.90 Apr/15 103.45 123.30 52.00 [+]
United Kingdom 3.00 May/15 15.00 55.00 -75.00 [+]
United States 51.50 Mar/15 52.90 77.50 29.40 percent [+]