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Wednesday, July 01, 2020

ISM Manufacturing index Increased to 52.6 in June

by Calculated Risk on 7/01/2020 10:05:00 AM

The ISM manufacturing index indicated expansion in June. The PMI was at 52.6% in June, up from 43.1% in May. The employment index was at 42.1%, up from 32.1% last month, and the new orders index was at 56.4%, up from 31.8%.

From the Institute for Supply Management: June 2020 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in June, with the overall economy notching a second month of growth after one month of contraction, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

The report was issued today by Timothy R. Fiore, CPSM, C.P.M., Chair of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Manufacturing Business Survey Committee: “The June PMI® registered 52.6 percent, up 9.5 percentage points from the May reading of 43.1 percent. This figure indicates expansion in the overall economy for the second straight month after April’s contraction, which ended a period of 131 consecutive months of growth. The New Orders Index registered 56.4 percent, an increase of 24.6 percentage points from the May reading of 31.8 percent. The Production Index registered 57.3 percent, up 24.1 percentage points compared to the May reading of 33.2 percent. The Backlog of Orders Index registered 45.3 percent, an increase of 7.1 percentage points compared to the May reading of 38.2 percent. The Employment Index registered 42.1 percent, an increase of 10 percentage points from the May reading of 32.1 percent. The Supplier Deliveries Index registered 56.9 percent, down 11.1 percentage points from the May figure of 68 percent.
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This was above expectations of 49.0%, but the employment index indicated further contraction.

This suggests manufacturing expanded slightly in June, after the steep collapse in the previous months.