Tuesday, July 01, 2014

ISM Manufacturing index declined slightly in June to 55.3

by Bill McBride on 7/01/2014 10:00:00 AM

The ISM manufacturing index suggests slightly slower expansion in June than in May. The PMI was at 55.3% in June, down from 55.4% in May. The employment index was at 52.8%, unchanged from 52.8% in May, and the new orders index was at 58.9%, up from 56.9% in May.

From the Institute for Supply Management: June 2014 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June for the 13th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 61st consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

The report was issued today by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. "The June PMI® registered 55.3 percent, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from May's reading of 55.4 percent, indicating expansion in manufacturing for the 13th consecutive month. The New Orders Index registered 58.9 percent, an increase of 2 percentage points from the 56.9 percent reading in May, indicating growth in new orders for the 13th consecutive month. The Production Index registered 60 percent, 1 percentage point below the May reading of 61 percent. Employment grew for the 12th consecutive month, registering 52.8 percent, the same level of growth as reported in May. Inventories of raw materials remained at 53 percent, the same reading as reported in both May and April. The price of raw materials grew at a slower rate in June, registering 58 percent, down 2 percentage points from May."
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ISM PMIClick on graph for larger image.

Here is a long term graph of the ISM manufacturing index.

This was just below expectations of 55.6%.