ISM

By Jeff Berman · May 22, 2017
Sticking to major themes echoed in its previous edition in December, the May edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Spring 2017 Semiannual Economic Forecast is pointing to continued growth in both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors.
By Jeff Berman · May 3, 2017
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—came in at 57.5, which topped March’s 55.2 while growing for the 88th consecutive month. And the NMI is 1.9 percent above the 12-month average of 55.6 and at its highest level going back to February 2015.
By Jeff Berman · May 3, 2017
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—came in at 57.5, which topped March’s 55.2 while growing for the 88th consecutive month. And the NMI is 1.9 percent above the 12-month average of 55.6 and at its highest level going back to February 2015.
By Jeff Berman · May 1, 2017
The April PMI fell 2.4 percent in April to 54.8. Despite the decline, the PMI has indicated growth for the last eight consecutive months, and it is up 1.2 percent compared to the 12-month average of 53.6.
By Jeff Berman · May 1, 2017
The April PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, fell 2.4 percent in April to 54.8 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth). Despite the decline, the PMI has seen growth for the last eight consecutive months, and it is up 1.2 percent compared to the 12-month average of 53.6, with the over all economy growing for 95 consecutive months.
By Jeff Berman · April 5, 2017
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 55.2 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth) in March, down 2.4 percent from February’s 57.6, the highest NMI going back to October 2015.
By Jeff Berman · April 5, 2017
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 55.2 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth) in March, down 2.4 percent from February’s 57.6
By Jeff Berman · April 3, 2017
The March PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was 57.2 in March (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), down 0.5 percent from February’s 57.7, which is the highest PMI reading going back to August 2014’s 57.9.
By Jeff Berman · April 3, 2017
The March PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was 57.2 in March (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), down 0.5 percent from February’s 57.7, which is the highest PMI reading going back to August 2014’s 57.9.
By Jeff Berman · March 3, 2017
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 57.6 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth) in February, which was up 1.1 percent over January and is the highest NMI going back to October 2015.
By Jeff Berman · March 1, 2017
The February PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, came in a 57.7 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), which was 1.7 percent ahead of January, marking the highest monthly PMI reading going back to August 2014’s 57.9.
By Jeff Berman · March 1, 2017
The February PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, came in a 57.7 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), which was 1.7 percent ahead of January, marking the highest monthly PMI reading going back to August 2014’s 57.9.
By Jeff Berman · February 8, 2017
The NRF is calling for 2017 online and other non-store/online sales (which NRF includes in its over all number) to head up between 8 and 12 percent.
By Jeff Berman · February 3, 2017
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 56.5 in January (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), which was down 0.1 percent from December.
By Jeff Berman · February 1, 2017
The January PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was up 1.5 percent over December by 1.5 percent at 56.0 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth) and its highest reading since November 2014’s 57.6.

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