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March 2021

U.S. Manufacturing Capacity Utilization: Manufacturing capacity utilization (MCU) was 72.3% in February 2021, down 3.8% month on month (m/m). On a year on year (y/y) comparison, the MCU was a modest -3.8%.

February 2021

ISM Non-Manufacturing Index: The Institute of Supply Management’s Non-Manufacturing Index increased by 1.8 points month-over-month, (3.2% m/m,) to 58.7 in January 2021.
ISM Manufacturing Index:  The Institute of Supply Management’s Manufacturing Index moved down 2.0 points on the month (m/m) to 58.7 for January 2021; this value is stronger than the forecast of 50.  The index has been higher than 55 for six consecutive months (expansion = 50+). The new orders sub-index scored a 61.1.

January 2021

U.S. Manufacturing Capacity Utilization: Manufacturing capacity utilization (MCU) scored a 73.4% in December 2020, up 0.95% month on month (m/m), its eighth monthly increase since April. On a year on year (y/y) comparison, the MCU was a modest -2.44%.
ISM Non-Manufacturing Index: The Institute of Supply Management’s non-manufacturing index increased by 1.3 points month-over-month, (2.3% m/m,) to 57.2 in December 2020.
ISM Manufacturing Index:  The Institute of Supply Management’s Index moved up 3.2 points on the month (m/m) to 60.7 for December 2020; this value is stronger than the forecast of 50.  The index has been higher than 55 for five consecutive months (expansion = 50+). The new orders sub-index scored a 67.9.
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