U.S. and Euroland purchasing manager indices

U.S. and Euroland Manufacturing PMIs

February 1, 2013

The differential between the U.S. and Ezone factory purchasing manager indices widened 1.1 points in January to a 3-month high.  Euroland’s index advanced 1.8 points to 47.9, representing the smallest rate of contraction since last February.  But that improvement was exceeded by the U.S. index that climbed 2.9 points to 53.1.  On a monthly average […] More

U.S. Minus Ezone Factory PMI Spread Widened Last Month

January 2, 2013

The U.S. manufacturing purchasing managers index increased 1.2 points to 50.7 in December despite a 1.1-point drop in the production sub-index and an unchanged reading in new orders.  December’s score the third reading in the past four months to be above the no-change threshold of 50.0.  In June, July and August, by contrast, the PMI […] More