The Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing PMI in the US fell to 57.7 in October of 2018 from 59.8 in September and below market expectations of 59. The reading pointed to the slowest growth in factory activity in six months after reaching the highest since 2004 in August. New orders, production and employment eased and price pressures continued. Business Confidence in the United States is reported by Institute for Supply Management.

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US Factory Growth Lowest in 6 Months: ISM


The Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing PMI in the US fell to 57.7 in October of 2018 from 59.8 in September and below market expectations of 59. The reading pointed to the slowest growth in factory activity in six months after reaching the highest since 2004 in August. New orders, production and employment eased and price pressures continued.

Slowdowns were seen for new orders (57.4 from 61.8), production (59.9 from 63.9); employment (56.8 from 58.8), inventories (50.7 from 53.3) and new expoet orders (52.2 from 56). Also, supplier deliveries eased (63.8 from 61.1) and price pressures intensified (71.6 from 66.9). On the other hand, backlogs of orders rose slightly faster (55.8 from 55.7). 

Of the 18 manufacturing industries, 13 reported growth in October, in the following order: Textile Mills; Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components; Apparel, Leather & Allied Products; Plastics & Rubber Products; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; Computer & Electronic Products; Furniture & Related Products; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Machinery; Transportation Equipment; Printing & Related Support Activities; Chemical Products; and Paper Products. The four industries reporting contraction in October are: Wood Products; Primary Metals; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; and Fabricated Metal Products.


ISM | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
11/1/2018 2:14:15 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-11-01 02:00 PM ISM Manufacturing New Orders 57.4 61.8
2018-11-01 02:00 PM ISM Manufacturing Prices 71.6 66.9 65
2018-11-01 02:00 PM ISM Manufacturing Employment 56.8 58.8 57.5
2018-12-03 03:00 PM ISM Manufacturing PMI 57.7 56
2018-12-03 03:00 PM ISM Manufacturing Employment 56.8
2018-12-03 03:00 PM ISM Manufacturing New Orders 57.4


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 57.70 59.80 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.70 55.60 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 54.80 53.50 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 60.30 61.60 62.00 37.60 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.90 53.90 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 4.10 5.60 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.10 0.20 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.70 3.80 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.40 78.50 89.39 66.71 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 0.80 4.60 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -0.60 2.50 26.00 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.10 0.30 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.40 0.40 4.60 -7.20 percent [+]
New Orders 515334.00 510466.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 0.70 2.60 10.60 -10.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.30 0.50 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 76.33 -36.81 166.37 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.40 0.90 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22103.00 22245.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2007.53 1965.29 2007.53 14.70 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 107.40 107.90 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 69.80 72.50 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 12.90 22.20 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 23.30 21.10 39.00 -35.10 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 15.00 29.00 29.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.17 0.27 2.77 -5.22 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 29.40 28.10 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 58.40 60.40 81.00 20.70 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.64 2.78 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 443.14 445.58 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.57 17.44 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 10.27 5.78 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 39.00 65.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -1411.00 1852.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 124.26 123.89 124.26 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 8.79 7.83 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 888.00 886.00 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 85.64 84.84 85.64 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 1.00 1.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 6.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Steel Production 7251.00 7461.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 13.10 15.10 108.20 -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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
57.70 59.80 77.50 29.40 1948 - 2018 Index Points Monthly




Country Last
Australia 4.00 Oct/18
Brazil 53.70 Oct/18
Canada 61.80 Oct/18
China 50.20 Oct/18
Euro Area 1.01 Oct/18
France 104.00 Oct/18
Germany 102.80 Oct/18
India 64.90 Jun/18
Indonesia 108.05 Sep/18
Italy 104.90 Oct/18
Japan 19.00 Sep/18
Mexico 50.70 Oct/18
Netherlands 5.90 Oct/18
Russia -5.00 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Singapore -1.00 Sep/18
South Africa 38.00 Sep/18
South Korea 71.00 Oct/18
Spain -2.50 Oct/18
Switzerland 100.10 Oct/18
Turkey 87.60 Oct/18
United Kingdom -16.00 Dec/18
United States 57.70 Oct/18


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