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October 2012 Manufacturing ISM Report On Business® - PDF

PMI at 51.7%; NMI at 54.2%


PMI™ at 51.7%; New Orders, Production and Employment Growing; Supplier Deliveries Faster; Inventories Unchanged

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the second consecutive month following three months of slight contraction, and the overall economy grew for the 41st consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®.


NMI™ at 54.2%; Business Activity Index at 55.4%; New Orders Index at 54.8%; Employment Index at 54.9%

Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in October for the 34th consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®.

October 2012 Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business® - 2000KB - (PDF)