US Manufacturing Pushes Toward Growth 

Global Manufacturers Also See Upward Movement in January

The Manufacturing PMI® for January was reported at 49.1 percent in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business® released by the nation’s supply executives. The figure represented a two-percentage-point increase from December’s figure of 47.1 percent but remained in contraction territory.

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US Manufacturing Report Shows Improvement for December

German Manufacturers See a Fourth Straight Month of Improvement

ISM reported a U.S. Manufacturing PMI of 47.4 percent for December to push up slightly from the November reading of 46.7 percent. Despite the improvement, the report from ISM says the figure indicates a 14th consecutive month of contraction for U.S. manufacturers. 

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US Manufacturing Remains Flat For November

German and UK Manufacturing Register Strong Improvement in November

ISM® reported a U.S. Manufacturing PMI® of 46.7 percent in November matching the same figure in October. The stagnant readings for both months halted a three-month uptrend from July through September that seemed to show U.S. manufacturing on track to move above the 50 percent mark before year-end. According to the report issued by Timothy R. Fiore, Chair of the ISM® Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, demand remains soft and production execution is slightly down compared to October as U.S. companies continue to manage outputs, material inputs and labor costs. 

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US Manufacturing Shows Positive Signs Heading Into Fourth Quarter

European manufacturing remains weak but India and China continue growth

The ISM® US Manufacturing PMI® registered 49 percent in September, 1.4 percentage points higher than the 47.6 percent recorded in August. According to the report issued by Timothy R. Fiore, Chair of the ISM® Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, the overall economy expanded weakly after nine months of contraction following a 30-month period of expansion.

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Seventh Straight Month In Contraction Territory for US Manufacturing

Global manufacturing also remains weak with the exception of strong performance for India

The ISM® US Manufacturing PMI® was reported at 46.9 percent for May, down slightly from the 47.1 percent reading in April. The figure represented a seventh consecutive month in contraction territory for US manufacturers and continued and overall downward trend that dates back to November of 2021.

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US Manufacturing PMI Breaks Downward Streak

Outside the US, China and Italy Both Registered Solid PMI Increases for February

The February ISM® Report On Business® issued a PMI reading of 47.7 percent for US manufacturers to end a five-month downward streak. The number was up three-tenths over the January figure of 47.4 percent.

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US Manufacturing PMI Slide Continues Into January

India and Italy both register above 50 percent for PMI readings to start the year

While many countries seemed to find a bottom for manufacturing activity, the U.S. continued to slide deeper into contraction territory based on the latest PMI reading from the ISM® Report On Business® for manufacturing. The report tagged U.S. manufacturing with a reading of 47.4 percent for January, which represents a relatively steady decline that began in December of 2021. 

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