United States ISM Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)  1948-2018 | Data

The Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing PMI in the US jumped to 61.3 in August of 2018 from 58.1 in the previous month, beating market expectations of 57.7. The reading pointed to the highest expansion in factory activity since May of 2004 amid faster increases in new orders, production, employment and inventories and lower inflationary pressures. However, manufacturers remain overwhelmingly concerned about tariff-related activity, including how reciprocal tariffs will impact company revenue and current manufacturing locations. Business Confidence in the United States is reported by Institute for Supply Management.

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US Factory Growth Highest since 2004: ISM


The Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing PMI in the US jumped to 61.3 in August of 2018 from 58.1 in the previous month, beating market expectations of 57.7. The reading pointed to the highest expansion in factory activity since May of 2004 amid faster increases in new orders, production, employment and inventories and lower inflationary pressures. However, manufacturers remain overwhelmingly concerned about tariff-related activity, including how reciprocal tariffs will impact company revenue and current manufacturing locations.

Faster increases were seen in new orders (65.1 from 60.2); production (63.3 from 58.5); employment (58.5 from 56.5); inventories (55.4 from 53.3) and backlogs of orders (57.5 from 54.7). Also, new export orders rose slightly less (55.2 from 55.3), supplier deliveries softened (64.5 from 62.1) and price pressures slowed (72.1 from 73.2). 

Of the 18 manufacturing industries, 16 reported growth in August, in the following order: Computer & Electronic Products; Apparel, Leather & Allied Products; Textile Mills; Paper Products; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components; Furniture & Related Products; Machinery; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Transportation Equipment; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; Petroleum & Coal Products; Plastics & Rubber Products; Fabricated Metal Products; Chemical Products; and Printing & Related Support Activities. The two industries reporting contraction in August are: Wood Products; and Primary Metals.


ISM | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/4/2018 2:10:32 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-04 02:00 PM ISM Manufacturing New Orders 65.1 60.2
2018-09-04 02:00 PM ISM Manufacturing Prices 72.1 73.2 71.1
2018-09-04 02:00 PM ISM Manufacturing Employment 58.5 56.5 56.0
2018-10-01 02:00 PM ISM Manufacturing PMI 61.3 55
2018-10-01 02:00 PM ISM Manufacturing Employment 58.5
2018-10-01 02:00 PM ISM Manufacturing New Orders 65.1


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 61.30 58.10 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.70 55.30 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 54.80 56.00 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 58.50 55.70 62.00 37.60 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.70 55.70 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 4.90 4.00 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.40 0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.10 2.60 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.08 77.90 89.39 66.71 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -1.70 0.70 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -1.00 1.20 26.00 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.20 0.10 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.20 0.40 4.60 -7.20 percent [+]
New Orders 497754.00 501718.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -0.80 0.60 10.60 -10.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.60 0.10 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -26.93 30.34 166.37 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.60 0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22245.00 23106.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2012.60 1965.30 2012.60 14.70 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 108.80 107.90 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 76.50 75.00 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 11.90 25.70 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 19.00 25.60 39.00 -35.10 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 24.00 20.00 27.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.13 0.48 2.76 -5.21 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 30.90 32.30 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 63.60 65.50 81.00 20.70 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.45 3.00 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 464.21 525.48 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.72 16.77 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -5.30 -4.30 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 69.00 63.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 1250.00 1845.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 123.61 123.25 123.61 46.91 Index Points [+]
Internet Speed 18747.58 17235.62 18747.58 3609.31 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 128949703.00 127873899.00 146874246.00 89399946.00 IP [+]
API Crude Oil Stock Change 1.25 -8.64 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 867.00 860.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
Corruption Index 75.00 74.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 16.00 18.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.85 5.70 5.85 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 2.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 6.00 8.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Steel Production 7275.00 6847.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 14.10 12.70 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]


United States ISM Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)

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. United States ISM Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
61.30 58.10 77.50 29.40 1948 - 2018 Index Points Monthly




business confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 4.00 Aug/18
Brazil 53.30 Aug/18
Canada 61.90 Aug/18
China 51.30 Aug/18
Euro Area 1.22 Aug/18
France 110.00 Aug/18
Germany 103.80 Aug/18
India 59.70 Dec/17
Indonesia 112.82 Jun/18
Italy 104.80 Aug/18
Japan 21.00 Jun/18
Mexico 51.30 Aug/18
Netherlands 5.90 Aug/18
Russia -3.00 Aug/18
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Singapore 7.00 Jun/18
South Africa 38.00 Sep/18
South Korea 73.00 Aug/18
Spain -4.30 Aug/18
Switzerland 100.30 Aug/18
Turkey 96.40 Aug/18
United Kingdom -3.00 Sep/18
United States 61.30 Aug/18


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