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ISM Manufacturing Index - PMI 53.1% for January 2013

The January 2012 ISM Manufacturing Survey shows PMI increased by 2.9 percentage points to 53.1% and is in  expansion for the 2nd month in a row. This is the 4th time in eight months manufacturing PMI has been in expansion. Overall the report is actually modest expansion, although all five indexes which make up PMI were on the positive side. 

 

ISM Manufacturing Index - PMI Contracts to 49.5% for November 2012

The November 2012 ISM Manufacturing Survey PMI decreased, -2.2 percentage points, to 49.5% and and is now in contraction. This is the 4th time in six months manufacturing PMI has contracted. PMI hasn't been this low since July 2009's 49.2% PMI and the employment index contracted to September 2009 levels.

Manufacturing New Orders Plunge -5.2% for September 2012

The Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders report shows factory new orders plunged -5.2% for August 2012. This Census statistical release is called Factory Orders by the press and covers both durable and non-durable manufacturing orders, shipments and inventories. This is the largest monthly drop since January 2009, although July showed a 2.6% increase.

ISM Reports Manufacturing Expansion - PMI 51.5% for September 2012

The September 2012 ISM Manufacturing Survey PMI increased, 1.9 percentage points, to 51.5% and moved into expansion. This is welcome news for the ISM manufacturing survey showed contraction for the previous three months. One of the survey respondents called the previous manufacturing slowdown a summer thing, let's hope they are right.

 

ISM Manufacturing Contracts for 3rd Month in a Row - PMI 49.6% for August 2012

The August 2012 ISM Manufacturing Survey PMI decreased, -0.2 percentage points, to 49.6% and is in contraction for the 3rd month in a row. In July 2009 the PMI registered 49%. Shrinkage is the theme of August's ISM manufacturing survey as the shadows of 2009 infiltrate this report.

 

Manufacturing New Orders Increase 2.8% for July 2012

The Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders report shows factory new orders increased 2.8% for July. This is quite a turn around and new orders have increased two of the last three months, although May and June together were a wash, with +0.5% and -0.5% monthly changes in new orders respectively.

Factory Orders Decline, -0.5% for June 2012

The Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders report shows a -0.5% new orders decrease for June. The last three of four months in manufacturing new orders have shown declines. May revised down, from +0.7% to +0.5%. This Census statistical release is called Factory Orders by the press and covers both durable and non-durable manufacturing orders, shipments and inventories.

ISM - Manufacturing Contracts for the 2nd Month in a Row - PMI 49.8% for July 2012

The July 2012 ISM Manufacturing Survey PMI increased, +0.1 percentage points, to 49.8%, but is still in contraction, the 2nd month in a row. Previously PMI showed 34 months of growth and this month's PMI shows June was not a fluke. In July 2009 the PMI registered 49%. Employment this month dropped -4.6 percentage points and new orders are still in contraction.

 

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