Manufacturing purchasing manager survey results

Uneven Manufacturing Trends Around the World

February 1, 2022

The dollar slipped 0.2% overnight on a weighted basis, losing 0.6% against the Swiss franc, 0.4% relative to the yen, Aussie dollar, Mexican peso and sterling, but just 0.2% versus the euro and 0.1% against the loonie. Stock markets in those Pacific Rim countries that were open and in Europe rallied robustly, taking their cue […] More

More Bad News Regarding Manufacturing

June 3, 2019

The Institute of Supply Management’s U.S. manufacturing purchasing managers index fell by a further 0.7 index points to a 31-month low in May. Sub-indices for production, supply delivery times, inventories and order backlogs dropped by 1.0, 2.6, 2.0 and 6.7 points. Juxtaposed against a 0.2-point decline in the IHS-compiled Euroland PMI index to 47.7, the […] More

Oil Down but Bond Yields and Dollar Up

August 1, 2016

Many manufacturing purchasing managers surveys were published on this first day of the month. West Texas Intermediate crude oil sank 1.8% to $40.86 per barrel. Gold edged 0.2% lower. 10-year sovereign debt yields rose six basis points in Japan, 3 basis points in the U.S. and U.K., and two basis points in Germany. The dollar […] More

Happy New Year

January 2, 2012

New Year’s Day is the most widely shared holiday.  Typically, markets are quite on this second day of January with many centers closed to observe the holiday.  However, many manufacturing purchasing manager surveys were published, and these showed depressed conditions in Continental Europe but some pleasant surprises elsewhere. The dollar rose 0.3% against sterling, 0.2% […] More