Monday, August 01, 2011

ISM Manufacturing: PMI Composite Index (NAPM, Chart, 8-1)

All American Investor

"The PMI registered 50.9 percent, a decrease of 4.4 percentage points, indicating expansion in the manufacturing sector for the 24th consecutive month, although at a slower rate of growth than in June.

Production and employment also showed continued growth in July, but at slower rates than in June.

The New Orders Index registered 49.2 percent, indicating contraction for the first time since June of 2009, when it registered 48.9 percent.

The rate of increase in prices slowed for the third consecutive month, dropping 9 percentage points in July to 59 percent. In the last three months combined, the Prices Index has declined by 26.5 percentage points, dropping from 85.5 percent in April to 59 percent in July.

Despite relief in pricing, however, several comments suggest a slowdown in domestic demand in the short term, while export orders continue to remain strong."

Source(s): Institute for Supply Management
Release: Manufacturing ISM Report on Business
Units: Index
Frequency: Monthly


Original content Bob DeMarco, All American Investor