Thursday, May 5, 2016

Manufacturing sector index fell to 50.8 percent in April but still in positive territory

The April PMI registered 50.8 percent, a decrease of 1 percentage point from the March reading of 51.8 percent. 15 of 18 industries reported an increase in production in April (up from 12 in March).

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              THE LAST 12 MONTHS
MonthPMI® MonthPMI®
Apr 2016 50.8 Oct 2015 49.4
Mar 2016 51.8 Sep 2015 50.0
Feb 2016 49.5 Aug 2015 51.0
Jan 2016 48.2 Jul 2015 51.9
Dec 2015 48.0 Jun 2015 53.1
Nov 2015 48.4 May 2015 53.1
Average for 12 months – 50.4
High – 53.1
Low – 48.0

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