U.S. and euro area manufacturing purchasing managers indices

Manufacturing in The United States and Euro Area Diverges Significantly Further

April 2, 2012

The U.S. manufacturing purchasing managers index rose a whole point to 53.4 last month, led by an increase in production of 3.0 points to 58.3 and 2.9-point improvement in jobs to a score of 56.1.  In the euro area, by contrast, the PMI measure dropped 1.3 points to 47.7, with production sliding 1.5 points to […] More