Manufacturing PMI USA
ISM Manufacturing PMI (US)
US Manufacturing Activity Has Surged
Starts Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 15:00
Updated Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Manufacturing production was weakening in the beginning of last year and the decline picked up pace and in May this indicator fell to 52.1 points and it fell further in June to 51.7 points. In July, ISM manufacturing was expected to increase slightly to 52.0 points, but it fell further to 51.2 points. In August, this indicator fell below 50 points, which means contraction, while in September it fell further to 47.8 points and markets panicked, sending the USD lower. In October, this indicator was expected to show an improvement to 49.0 points, but it increased to 48.3 points only, which still meant contraction. In November, the manufacturing sector was expected to improve again, but it fell deeper into contraction at 48.1 points and yet again to 47.2 points in December. In January though, this indicator jumped to 50.9 points and in February came at 50.1 points, so it left contraction behind. It fell to 49.1 points in March, as factories started to close on coronavirus, but was expected fall deep into contraction in April, although it beat expectations of 35 points, coming at 41.5 points, while in May this indicator increased to 43.1 points. In June we saw large jump to 52.6 points though. By August this indicator increased to 56 points, but it cooled off in September to 55.4 points, although it has surged back up in October and November. Please follow us for live coverage of this event by experienced market analysts.
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About ISM Manufacturing PMI (US)
Developed by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), the ISM Manufacturing PMI provides a look at the conditions facing the U.S. industrial sector. The metric is derived using a 0-100 scale. Basic interpretations include a value over 50 being viewed as positive toward the USD and under 50 negative.A top three global economic power, the United States relies greatly upon domestic manufacturing for economic output. With industrial production accounting for nearly 20% of aggregate GDP, the manufacture of goods is a big part of the U.S. economy. The ISM Manufacturing PMI offers an inside view of the ongoing progress of the manufacturing sector.