Industry Trend & Report
American manufacturing sector continues expansion
2013-10-12 09:10:18
Click: 12148
原文: Institute for Supply Management (ISM, Tempe, Ariz., USA) reports that economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in September for the fourth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 52nd consecutive month. The index registered 56.2 percent. An index of more than 50 percent indicates expansion; an index of less than 50 percent indicates contraction.

The report was issued by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the Institute for Supply Management Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. “The PMI registered 56.2 percent, an increase of 0.5 percentage point from August’s reading of 55.7 percent. September’s PMI reading is the highest of the year, leading to an average PMI reading of 55.8 percent for the third quarter. The New Orders Index decreased in September by 2.7 percentage points to 60.5 percent, and the Production Index increased by 0.2 percentage point to 62.6 percent. The Employment Index registered 55.4 percent, an increase of 2.1 percentage points compared to August’s reading of 53.3 percent, which is the highest reading for the year. Comments from the panel are generally positive and optimistic about increasing demand and improving business conditions.”

PMI, 12 months, rolling:
September 2013: 56.2
August 2013: 55.7
July 2013: 55.4
June 2013: 50.9
May 2013: 49.0
April 2013: 50.7
March 2013: 51.3
February 2013: 54.2
January 2013: 53.1
December 2012: 50.7
November 2012:
49.5 October 2012: 51.7 文章来源:

Read this month Top10

Related articles