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Manufacturing Expands for Third Consecutive Month

The ISM Manufacturing Index rose to 51.3 points in May – up 0.5 points from April’s reading of 50.8. May’s reading marks the third consecutive month of growth in the manufacturing industry, as readings above 50 indicate expansion. Of the eighteen manufacturing industries, twelve reported growth while six reported contraction. The employment index registered 49.2 points, marking the sixth consecutive ...

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Manufacturing Expands for Second Consecutive Month

The ISM Manufacturing Index fell to 50.8 points in April – down 1.0 point from March’s reading of 51.8. However, the manufacturing industry is still growing, as readings above 50 indicate expansion. Of the eighteen manufacturing industries, eleven reported growth, while four reported contraction. The employment index registered 49.2 points, marking the fifth consecutive month of contraction. Eleven industries including ...

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Manufacturing Industry Expands in March

The ISM Manufacturing Index rose to 51.8 points in March – up 2.3 points from February’s reading of 49.5. March’s reading marked the first expansion in the manufacturing sector in four months, as readings above 50 indicate expansion in the manufacturing industry. Of the eighteen industries, twelve reported growth while five reported contraction. The employment index registered 48.1 points in ...

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Contraction in Manufacturing Industry Slowed

The ISM Manufacturing Index rose to 49.5 points in February – up 1.3 points from January’s reading of 48.2. February’s reading marked the fourth consecutive monthly decline in the manufacturing sector, as readings below 50 indicate contraction in the manufacturing industry. Of the eighteen industries, nine reported growth, while seven reported contraction. Business sentiment was mixed as some respondents reported ...

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Manufacturing Industry Continues to Contract

The ISM Manufacturing index rose to 48.2 points in January – up 0.2 points from December’s seasonally adjusted reading of 48.0. January’s reading marks the third consecutive monthly decline in the manufacturing sector, as readings below 50 indicate contraction in the manufacturing industry. Of the eighteen industries, eight reported expansion, while ten reported contraction. Business sentiment was mixed as some ...

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Manufacturing Industry Contracts for Second Consecutive Month

The ISM Manufacturing Index fell to 48.2 points in December – down 0.4 points from November’s reading. December’s reading marked only the second monthly contraction since November 2012, as readings below 50 indicate contraction in the manufacturing industry. Of the eighteen industries, six reported expansion, while ten reported contraction for December. Business sentiment was mixed as low oil prices negatively ...

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ISM Manufacturing Contracts for First Time Since 2012

The ISM Manufacturing Index fell to 48.6 points in November – down 1.5 points from October’s reading. November’s reading marked the first contraction since November 2012, as readings below 50 indicate contraction in the manufacturing industry. Of the 18 industries, 10 reported contraction in November, while only 5 reported expansion. Some survey respondents expressed concern over a downturn in Chinese ...

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October ISM Manufacturing Index Reports Softer Growth

The ISM Manufacturing Index fell to 50.1 points in October – down 0.1 point from September’s reading. However, the manufacturing industry is still growing, as readings above 50 indicate expansion. Of the 18 manufacturing industries, 7 reported growth in September, consistent with October. Survey respondents expressed concern about currency exchanges causing an impact on their bottom line, but also expressed ...

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Manufacturing Growth Slowed for Third Consecutive Month

The ISM Manufacturing Index fell to 50.2 points in September – down 0.9 from August’s reading. However, the manufacturing sector is still growing, as readings above 50 indicate expansion. Of the 18 component industries, 7 reported growth in September, down from 10 in August. Respondents’ sentiment was mixed, with some reporting increased business, while others reported slowing due to nervous ...

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Manufacturing Growth Slowed in August

The ISM Manufacturing Index fell to 51.1 points in August – down 1.6 from July’s reading. The manufacturing sector is still growing, as readings above 50 indicate expansion. Of the 18 component industries, 10 reported growth in August, down from 11 in July. Respondents noted modest-to-strong growth due to lower prices for raw materials, but also expressed concern over weakening ...

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