manufacturing PMIs in the U.S. and eurozone

Widest U.S. Manufacturing Advantage Versus Euroland in Two Years

March 1, 2017

The Institute of Supply Management’s U.S. manufacturing purchasing managers index jumped 1.7 points in February to a 28-month high of 57.7. This faster improvement of conditions was led by new orders, up 4.7 points, and production, up 1.5 points. Inflationary pressured settled back a point but remained well above the 50 level that separates expansion […] More

Scant Change in U.S.-Eurozone Factory PMI Spread Last Month

May 4, 2015

The differential between the U.S. and Euroland manufacturing purchasing manager indices was negative 0.5 points in April.  Such had previously swung from +7.5 in November to -0.7 in March.  The U.S. index printed at 51.5 for a second straight month in spite of increases of 2.2 points in production, 1.7 points in new business and […] More