ISM - ISM Report On Business® - Regional Business Survey Reports - October 2013

Regional Business Survey Reports - October 2013

Region Economy Main Index Comments

Austin Expanding 51.2 Production, Prices and Supplier Deliveries up since September.

Boston Contracting 35.7 PMI continues to contract.

Buffalo Expanding 66.1 October continued its upward trend to 66.1 from September's reading of 62.4

Chicago Expanding 65.9 Chicago area purchasers continued to report healthy expansion in New Orders and Order Backlogs.

Cincinnati Contracting 49.8 This month's regional report was not available at the time of posting. Up-to-date regional reports may later become available at the affiliate website.

Denver Contracting 39.1** The PMI for the local Denver manufacturing economic decreased faster in October.

Denver (Non-mfg.) Contracting 43.3 Prices decreased in the all sectors except for the Capital Goods sector.

Houston Expanding 60.8** Employment and Purchased Inventory indicators up.

Mid-American States Expanding 54.8 Business Conditions index points to positive growth.

New York City Expanding 59.3 New York business activity grew at a faster pace.

Northeast Ohio* Expanding 24.88* The barometer index of 24.88 indicates that economic activity is expanding.

Southeast Michigan Expanding 63.1 In October, the ISM-SEM PMI edged up from 59.9 to 63.1.

Western Washington Expanding 56.6 Western Washington index at 56.6, up from September, forecast at 59.2, also increased.

* These regional business survey reports use 0 (zero) as their breakeven point when referring to their main business conditions index. The national report and the other regional reports listed use 50 percent as their breakeven point.

** This index is a weighted average of the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors.

*** This index is a weighted average of the non-manufacturing sector.