U.S. and Euroland manufacturing PMIs

Similar October Manufacturing PMI Indices in U.S. and Euroland

November 2, 2017

It was reported today by IHS Markit that Euroland’s manufacturing purchasing managers index rose 0.4 points to an 80-month high of 58.5. Being above 50 since July 2013 means that conditions in manufacturing have been improving since then, and the higher level in October means that the rate of improvement quickened last month. This faster […] More

Biggest U.S. Manufacturing Growth Advantage Versus Euro Area in a Half Year

September 1, 2017

The U.S. manufacturing purchasing managers index jumped 2.5 points in August to a 76-month high of 58.8. That increase was three times greater than the 0.8-point rise of Euroland’s manufacturing PMI to a 2-month high of 57.4, resulting in a 1.7-point U.S.-minus-Euroland PMI spread to 1.4 points. That spread is the most U.S.-advantageous since February. […] More

Strong Factory Growth in Both the U.S. and Euroland

July 3, 2017

In June, U.S. manufacturing overcame a disadvantage relative the the euro area in a single month, as the euro advanced to its strongest monthly average in a year against the dollar. The U.S. Institute of Supply Management reported a 2.9-point increase in the manufacturing purchasing managers index to 57.8, signifying the strongest rate of improvement […] More

Soft Euro Lifting Euroland Manufacturing at U.S. Expense

May 2, 2017

The manufacturing purchasing managers index of Euroland, 56.7, surpassed its U.S. counterpart, 54.8, in April for the first time since April. The lagged effect of the post-Trump dollar rally is a major reason why. Manufacturing is more sensitive to currency movement than non-manufacturing. Although the table below uses the ISM compilation for its U.S. component […] More

Bigger U.S. than Ezone Acceleration in Manufacturing Last Month

February 1, 2017

The U.S. Institute of Supply Management reported a 1.5-point increase in the manufacturing purchasing managers index to a very robust 26-month high reading of 56.0. That advance, which followed a combined 2.5-point increase in the last two months of 2016, was powered in January by gains of 3.5 points in prices, 3.3 points in jobs, and […] More

Strong Factory Growth Acceleration in Both Ezone and U.S.

January 3, 2017

The Institute of Supply Management’s U.S. manufacturing purchasing managers index climbed 1.5 points in December to a two-year high of 54.7. Markit Economics’ U.S. factory-sector PMI told a similar story, printing at a 21-month peak of 54.3 in the final month of 2016. The euro area PMI in manufacturing, compiled by Markit Economics, rose almost […] More

U.S. Regains Small Manufacturing PMI Advantage Versus Euro Area in March

April 1, 2014

For a second straight month, the spread between the U.S. and Ezone purchasing manager indices was less than 1.0 in size, but after identical readings in February, the U.S. retook a modest 0.7-point advantage amid a further rise in the euro.  Currency appreciation can erode the competitiveness of Euroland exports and import-competing goods.  The improved […] More

Steady U.S. Advantage vs Ezone in Manufacturing

November 4, 2013

The U.S. commanded a 5.1-point manufacturing purchasing managers index premium over the euro area in October for the third time in the past four months.  Each index was above 50 in all four months, which signifies trends of expansion, but the pace is significantly fast in the United States.  The composition of the U.S. PMI […] More

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