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Non-Manufacturing

By Jeff Berman · October 4, 2017
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—rose 4.5% to 59.8 (a reading above 50 indicates growth), following August’s 1.4% gain over July for its highest reading going back to August 2005’s 61.3. The PMI has now grown for 93 consecutive months and is 3.3% higher than the 12-month average of 56.5.
By Jeff Berman · September 6, 2017

By Jeff Berman · August 3, 2017
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—declined 3.5% to 53.9 (a reading above 50 indicates growth) in July, coming off June’s 57.4, which is its highest level since February 2015. The NMI grew for the 91st consecutive month, and the June NMI is 2% below the 12-month average of 55.9.
By SCMR Staff · February 5, 2014
The NMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, headed up 1.0 percent to 54.0 in January.
By Jeff Berman · February 5, 2013
In its monthly Non-Manufacturing Report on Business, the ISM reported that the index it uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 55.2 in January, down 0.5 percent from December and above the 12-month average of 54.5.
By Jeff Berman · August 3, 2012
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 52.6 in July, up 0.5 percent from June and down from May’s 53.7.
By Jeff Berman · July 5, 2012
Non-manufacturing activity in June was down slightly from May but still at a healthy level overall, according to the June edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Report on Business.
By Jeff Berman · June 5, 2012
Non-manufacturing activity in May turned in a decent performance, snapping a two-month streak of sequential declines, according to the May edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Report on Business.
By Jeff Berman · May 9, 2012
In its 2012 Semiannual Economic Forecast, which is based on feedback from U.S.-based purchasing and supply chain executives, manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors are expected to leverage the solid levels for various metrics each has been seeing over the last several months.
By Jeff Berman · December 8, 2011
While the economic recovery is showing some encouraging signs of late, it received another one this week in the form of the Institute of Supply Management’s Semiannual Economic Forecast.
By Jeff Berman · December 5, 2011
The ISM’s index for measuring the sector’s overall health—known as the NMI—hit 52 in November, down slightly from October’s 52.9.
By Jeff Berman · June 6, 2011
Despite a backdrop of negative jobs reports, sluggish home sales, and cautious consumer spending, the non-manufacturing sector remains in decent shape based on the results of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Report on Business, which showed growth for the 18th consecutive month in May.
By Jeff Berman · May 19, 2011
With both the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Manufacturing Report on Business and Non-Manufacturing Report on Business showing strong growth for 23 and 17 months, respectively, it was not surprising that the ISM’s Semiannual Economic Forecast point to continued economic growth throughout the rest of the year. The report, which was released this week, is based on feedback from U.S.-based purchasing and supply executives.
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