Non-manufacturing

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 · October 5, 2016
September showed strong gains for non-manufacturing activity, according to data issued by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) in its Non-Manufacturing Report on Business. Like its sibling Manufacturing Report on Business.
By Jeff Berman · September 6, 2016
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 51.4 (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth) in August, which was down 4.1 percent from July.
By Jeff Berman · March 3, 2016
Index 0.1 percent off from January, with economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector growing for the 73rd consecutive month.
By Jeff Berman · February 3, 2016
ISM index 2.3% below December, while economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector continued to grow for the 72nd month in a row.
By Jeff Berman · January 6, 2016
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 55.3 in December (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth), was dropped 0.6 percent from November.
By Jeff Berman · December 8, 2015
Despite what can be viewed as continually fluctuating economic conditions, the December 2015 Semiannual Economic Forecast presented an optimistic outlook for the the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in 2016.
By Jeff Berman · November 4, 2015
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 59.1 in October (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth), up 2.2 percent over September’s 56.9 and down 1.2 percent compared to July’s 60.3, which is its highest reading since January 2008.
By Jeff Berman · July 6, 2015
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 56.0 in June, which edged out May by 0.3 percent.
By Jeff Berman · May 6, 2015
Growth firmly remains in the cards for both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in 2015. That was the main takeaway from the December 2014 Semiannual Economic Forecast from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), which, in many ways, picked up where its companion Spring 2014 report published last April left off.
By Jeff Berman · August 5, 2014
The NMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, increased 2.7 percent to 58.7, which is its highest level since its inception in January 2008.
By Jeff Berman · December 11, 2013
As has been the case in its respective monthly manufacturing and non-manufacturing reports on business, continued growth remains in the cards for 2014, according to the December 2013 Semiannual Economic Forecast released this week by the Institute for Supply Management.
By Jeff Berman · June 5, 2013
The ISM’s monthly Non-Manufacturing Report on Business said that the index used by the ISM to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 53.7 in May, rising 0.6 percent from April.
By Jeff Berman · May 1, 2013
In its spring 2013 Semiannual Economic Forecast, the Institute for Supply Management said its spring 2013 Semiannual Report is calling for economic growth for the rest of the year in the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors.
By Jeff Berman · February 5, 2013
In its monthly Non-Manufacturing Report on Business, the ISM reported that the index it uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 55.2 in January, down 0.5 percent from December and above the 12-month average of 54.5.

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