In its 14th month of contraction, the January ISM customers' inventories index sequentially advanced 1.5 percentage points to 48.5 percent. The January ISM manufacturing inventory index surged 8 percentage points from December to 51 percent and into expansion.
Roll Over Data Points for Exact Figures
Data Included: 1/2013
*While manufacturing inventories reflect U.S. Department of Commerce annual seasonal formula adjustments, the customer inventories do not.
Source: Institute of Supply Management, "Manufacturing Report on Business," www.ism.ws