ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI (US)
Services Remain in Decent Shape in the US
Starts Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 15:00
Updated Thursday, November 26, 2020
The US ISM non-manufacturing PMI indicator reached 59.7 points in February 2019. In March and April this indicator declined and it stands at 55.5 points now. It is expected to tick higher today to 55.6 points, although that's still a good level. In May, the ISM non-manufacturing increased further to 56.9 points, which was a surprise since the US economy has been slowing in recent months, although we saw a small decline to 55.1 points in June. In July, this indicator fell further to 53.7 points but in August we saw a strong jump to 56.4 points. For September, this indicator was expected to cool off again slightly to 55.1 points, but it fell to 52.6 points. Although, last month's report showed a surprising jump for October to 54.5 points, but cooled off to 53.9 points again in November. But improved to 55.0 points in December and further to 55.5 in January. In March this indicator fell to 52.5 points but it didn't show the full picture because the report ended by the middle of March, when the lockdown started. But we saw a strong jump in June to 57.1 points, although in July this indicator is expected to cool off to 55 points, but increased further to 58.1 points. In August this indicator cooled of a bit to 56.9 points, but it jumped to 57.8 points, while cooling off to 56.6 points in October. Please follow us for live coverage of this event by experienced market analysts.
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About ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI (US)
Provided by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), the ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI analyses the conditions of the U.S. services sector. It is released monthly and adjusted on a seasonal basis to reflect ongoing business conditions. On a scale of 0-100, a value above 50 is viewed as being positive, while below 50 is viewed as negative toward the USD.Services make up 80% of the U.S. economy, top three globally. Given the importance of services to U.S. GDP, the ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI reflects the relative expansion or contraction of the services sector as a whole.