The January 2012 ISM PMI (Purchasing Manager's Index) sequentially advanced 2.9 percentage points to 53.1 percent in its second month of expansion following the November PMI that had sunk to the lowest level since July 2009. The January ISM production index in its fifth month of expansion sequentially inched ahead 1 percentage point to 53.6 percent.
Roll Over Data Points for Exact Figures
Data Included: 1/2013
*Reflects U.S. Department of Commerce annual seasonal formula adjustments.
Source: Institute of Supply Management, "Manufacturing Report on Business," www.ism.ws