PMI

By Jeff Berman · June 2, 2017
The May PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was up 0.1% to 54.9 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), with the PMI now having grown for nine consecutive months.
By Jeff Berman · June 1, 2017
The May PMI is 1% above the 12-month average of 53.9 and 1.2% below the 2017 average of 56.1, with the over all economy growing for 96 consecutive months.
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 · November 1, 2016
PMI index at 51.9 in October, a 0.4 percent gain over October, and it was 1.3 percent above the 12-month average of 50.6.
By Jeff Berman · November 1, 2016
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was 51.9 in October (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), a 0.4 percent gain over September, and it was 1.3 percent above the 12-month average of 50.6.
By Jeff Berman · October 3, 2016
Coming off of its first decline after a five-month stretch of growth, manufacturing activity in September showed a bounce back of sorts, according to the most recent edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) monthly Manufacturing Report on Business, which was issued today.
By Jeff Berman · September 1, 2016
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was 49.4 in August, which was down 3.2% compared to July for its first decline going back to February’s 49.5. August’s PMI is 0.8% below the 12-month average of 50.2. And the ISM said that the over all economy expanded in July for the 87th month in a row, despite the PMI’s decline in August.
By Jeff Berman · September 1, 2016
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was 49.4 in August, which was down 3.2% compared to July for its first decline going back to February’s 49.5.
By Jeff Berman · August 1, 2016
Even with a slight decline from June, manufacturing growth remained intact in July to kick off the second half of 2016, according to the most recent edition of the Manufacturing Report on Business released today by the Institute for Supply Management.
By Jeff Berman · July 1, 2016
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was 53.2 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), which topped May by 1.9 percent and is the fourth straight month of growth.
By Jeff Berman · June 1, 2016
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was 51.3 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth) in May, representing a 0.5 percent gain over April.
By Jeff Berman · June 1, 2016
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was 51.3 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth) in May, representing a 0.5 percent gain over April.
By Jeff Berman · May 2, 2016
Manufacturing activity in April remained on the right side of growth for the second straight month, following six months of contraction, according to the April edition of the Manufacturing Report on Business from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).
By Jeff Berman · April 1, 2016
ISM said that the PMI, its index used to measure growth, was 51.8 in March (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), which topped February’s 49.5 by 2.3 percent.

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