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ISM(R) Manufacturing index Decreased to 57.6% in January

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by Calculated Risk on 2/01/2022 10:09:00 AM

(Posted with permission). The ISM manufacturing index indicated expansion in December. The PMI(R) was at 57.3% in January, down from 58.8% in December. The employment index was at 54.5%, up from 53.9% last month, and the new orders index was at 57.9%, down from 61.0%.

From ISM: Manufacturing PMI(R) at 57.6% January 2022 Manufacturing ISM(R) Report On Business(R)

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in January, with the overall economy achieving a 20th consecutive month of growth, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM(R) Report On Business(R).

The report was issued today by Timothy R. Fiore, CPSM, C.P.M., Chair of the Institute for Supply Management(R) (ISM(R)) Manufacturing Business Survey Committee:

“The January Manufacturing PMI(R) registered 57.6 percent, a decrease of 1.2 percentage points from the seasonally adjusted December reading of 58.8 percent. This figure indicates expansion in the overall economy for the 20th month in a row after a contraction in April and May 2020. The New Orders Index registered 57.9 percent, down 3.1 percentage points compared to the seasonally adjusted December reading of 61 percent. The Production Index registered 57.8 percent, a decrease of 1.6 percentage points compared to the seasonally adjusted December reading of 59.4 percent. The Prices Index registered 76.1 percent, up 7.9 percentage points compared to the December figure of 68.2 percent. The Backlog of Orders Index registered 56.4 percent, 6.4 percentage points lower than the December reading of 62.8 percent. The Employment Index registered 54.5 percent, 0.6 percentage point higher compared to the seasonally adjusted December reading of 53.9 percent. The Supplier Deliveries Index registered 64.6 percent, down 0.3 percentage point from the December figure of 64.9 percent. The Inventories Index registered 53.2 percent, 1.4 percentage points lower than the seasonally adjusted December reading of 54.6 percent. The New Export Orders Index registered 53.7 percent, up 0.1 percentage point compared to the December reading of 53.6 percent. The Imports Index registered 55.1 percent, a 1.3-percentage point increase from the December reading of 53.8 percent.”
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This suggests manufacturing expanded at a slightly slower pace in January than in December.

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