Markit United States Composite Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)

Country:
United States
USD, US dollar
Source:
Sector:
Business
Medium 63.5 62.2
62.2
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62.9
63.5
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Markit Composite PMI is a monthly summary report concerning the changes in the working conditions of private companies in the manufacturing and service sectors. The indicator is based on monthly surveys of purchasing managers working in approximately 1000 private companies of the US manufacturing sector.

Often purchasing managers can track changes in market conditions prior to other company employees, because purchases precede company's production activities. Purchasing managers are among the first to notice such changes. The sample for the survey are chosen so as to cover the maximum possible number of large companies across the country.

Unlike the PMI published by ISM, Markit PMI only includes information from private companies. Purchasing managers complete a questionnaire, in which they assess the basic parameters of their work: input and output prices, employment, production, new orders, etc. The survey participants provide relative estimates: whether figures have increased, decreased or remain unchanged. Individual subindexes are calculated based on these answers. These subindexes characterize inflation, employment and other key indicators of economic activity.

Each response is weighted according to the size of a company and its contribution to the total production or services of the subsector it belongs to. Thus, the largest companies make a greater contribution to the indicator calculation.

The full version of the report includes individual subindexes, which characterize inflation, employment and other key indicators of economic activity. Separate subindexes are calculated for different sectors (NAICS classification is used).

The index is seasonally adjusted. Individual weights are given to polled companies. Readings above 50 indicate that most of respondents positively characterize current business conditions. Readings below 50 mean worsening of business conditions.

PMI is one of the most popular indexes closely watched by analysts. It provides operational information covering business activity in the entire US private sector. It is interpreted as a leading indicator of production and inflation. PMI growth is an indication of favorable changes in market conditions and can be seen as positive for the US dollar.

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The chart of the entire available history of the "Markit United States Composite Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)" macroeconomic indicator. The dashed line shows the forecast values ​​of the economic indicator for the specified dates.

A significant deviation of a real value from a forecast one may cause a short-term strengthening or weakening of a national currency in the Forex market. The threshold values ​​of the indicators signaling the approach of the critical state of the national (local) economy occupy a special place.

Date (GMT)
Reference
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Apr 2021
63.5
62.2
62.2
Apr 2021 prelim.
62.2
59.4
59.7
Mar 2021
59.7
59.1
59.1
Mar 2021 prelim.
59.1
59.2
59.5
Feb 2021
59.5
58.8
58.8
Feb 2021 prelim.
58.8
58.4
58.7
Jan 2021
58.7
58.0
58.0
Jan 2021 prelim.
58.0
55.5
55.3
Dec 2020
55.3
55.7
55.7
Dec 2020 prelim.
55.7
58.3
58.6
Nov 2020
58.6
57.9
57.9
Nov 2020 prelim.
57.9
55.9
56.3
Oct 2020
56.3
55.5
55.5
Oct 2020 prelim.
55.5
54.3
54.3
Sep 2020
54.3
54.4
54.4
Sep 2020 prelim.
54.4
54.6
54.6
Aug 2020
54.6
54.7
54.7
Aug 2020 prelim.
54.7
50.1
50.3
Jul 2020
50.3
50.0
50.0
Jul 2020 prelim.
50.0
47.3
47.9
Jun 2020
47.9
46.8
46.8
Jun 2020 prelim.
46.8
50.0
37.0
May 2020
37.0
36.4
36.4
May 2020 prelim.
36.4
21.1
27.0
Apr 2020
27.0
27.4
27.4
Apr 2020 prelim.
27.4
38.7
40.9
Mar 2020
40.9
40.5
40.5
Mar 2020 prelim.
40.5
47.5
49.6
Feb 2020
49.6
49.6
49.6
Feb 2020 prelim.
49.6
53.3
53.3
Jan 2020
53.3
53.1
53.1
Jan 2020 prelim.
53.1
52.5
52.7
Dec 2019
52.7
52.2
52.2
Dec 2019 prelim.
52.2
51.9
52.0
Nov 2019
52.0
51.9
51.9
Nov 2019 prelim.
51.9
51.9
50.9
Oct 2019
50.9
51.2
51.2
Oct 2019 prelim.
51.2
51.6
51.0
Sep 2019
51.0
51.0
51.0
Sep 2019 prelim.
51.0
49.6
50.7
Aug 2019
50.7
50.9
50.9
Aug 2019 prelim.
50.9
53.9
52.6
Jul 2019
52.6
51.6
51.6
Jul 2019 prelim.
51.6
52.1
51.5
Jun 2019
51.5
50.6
50.6
Jun 2019 prelim.
50.6
50.2
50.9
May 2019
50.9
50.9
50.9
May 2019 prelim.
50.9
52.9
53.0
Apr 2019
53.0
52.8
52.8
Apr 2019 prelim.
52.8
54.3
54.6

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