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By Jeff Berman · December 5, 2017
Even with a mild sequential decline, non-manufacturing activity in November remained strong, according to the new edition of the Non-Manufacturing Report on Business issued today by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).
By Jeff Berman · December 5, 2017
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI––fell 2.7% to 57.4 1 (a reading above 50 indicates growth) in November. This follows October’s 60.1, which is the highest reading since the report’s inception in 2008, as well as the highest reading compared to pre-2008 composite index calculations, with an August 2005 high of 61.3.
By Jeff Berman · December 4, 2017
Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing Report on Business points to the 102nd growth month.
By Jeff Berman · December 4, 2017
When it comes to assessing the current state of manufacturing, it is hard to find better data than the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Manufacturing Report on Business. The most recent edition of the report, which was issued on Friday, December 1, pointed to another growth month, one in an ongoing series of 102 consecutive months, or 8.5 years, actually.
By Jeff Berman · November 3, 2017
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—eked out a 0.3% increase to 60.1 (a reading above 50 indicates growth). While the increase was slight, this reading marks the highest reading the NMI has hit since the report’s inception in 2008, as well as the highest reading compared to pre-2008 composite index calculations, with an August 2005 high of 61.3.
By Jeff Berman · October 4, 2017
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—rose 4.5% to 59.8 (a reading above 50 indicates growth), following August’s 1.4% gain over July for its highest reading going back to August 2005’s 61.3. The PMI has now grown for 93 consecutive months and is 3.3% higher than the 12-month average of 56.5.
By Jeff Berman · October 4, 2017
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—rose 4.5% to 59.8 (a reading above 50 indicates growth), following August’s 1.4% gain over July for its highest reading going back to August 2005’s 61.3. The PMI has now grown for 93 consecutive months and is 3.3% higher than the 12-month average of 56.5.
By Jeff Berman · October 3, 2017
The PMI index increased 2.0% to 60.8, the 13th straight month of growth.
By Jeff Berman · October 2, 2017
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, increased 2.0% to 60.8 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), with the PMI now having grown for 13 straight months and the overall economy up for the 100th consecutive month.
By Jeff Berman · September 11, 2017
In its Supplemental ISM Report on Business Hurricane Harvey Report, the ISM asked members of its Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committees to assess how Harvey may impact various business metrics and whether they may be impacted by shortages of input materials resultant from Harvey.
By Jeff Berman · September 11, 2017
Soon after Hurricane Harvey struck a wide swath of Texas and surrounding areas, it made a significant impact on supply chain and logistics operations in the Gulf Coast, an impact that the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) labeled a “disaster that will impact the U.S. economy far beyond that of the Gulf Coast.” In its Supplemental ISM Report on Business Hurricane Harvey Report, the ISM asked members of its Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committees to assess how Harvey may impact various business metrics and whether they may be impacted by shortages of input materials resultant from Harvey.
By Jeff Berman · September 6, 2017
Coming off a decline from June to July, some ground was made up in August, according to the most recent edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Report on Business
By Jeff Berman · September 6, 2017
Coming off a decline from June to July, some ground was made up in August, according to the most recent edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Report on Business.
By Jeff Berman · September 1, 2017
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, came in at 58.8 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth) in August, which was 2.5% ahead of July.
By Jeff Berman · August 3, 2017
The PMI index declined 3.5% to 53.9 in July, coming off June’s 57.4, which is its highest level since February 2015.

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