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January Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®; PMI at 60.8%; New Orders, Production and Employment Growing; Supplier Deliveries Slower; Inventories Growing

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January Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®; PMI at 60.8%; New Orders, Production and Employment Growing; Supplier Deliveries Slower; Inventories Growing

January Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®; PMI at 60.8%; New Orders, Production and Employment Growing; Supplier Deliveries Slower; Inventories Growing

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the 18th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 20th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®.

“January/February sales will be decent, and we see a strong March. We’re cautiously optimistic but reluctant to hire.”

The report was issued today by Norbert J. Ore, CPSM, C.P.M., chair of the Institute for Supply Management™ Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. “The manufacturing sector grew at a faster rate in January as the PMI registered 60.8 percent, which is its highest level since May 2004 when the index registered 61.4 percent. The continuing strong performance is highlighted as January is also the sixth consecutive month of month-over-month growth in the sector. New orders and production continue to be strong, and employment rose above 60 percent for the first time since May 2004. Global demand is driving commodity prices higher, particularly for energy, metals and chemicals.”

PERFORMANCE BY INDUSTRY

Of the 18 manufacturing industries, 14 are reporting growth in January, in the following order: Petroleum & Coal Products; Primary Metals; Apparel, Leather & Allied Products; Wood Products; Computer & Electronic Products; Transportation Equipment; Fabricated Metal Products; Machinery; Paper Products; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Chemical Products; Furniture & Related Products; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; and Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components. The four industries reporting contraction in January are: Textile Mills; Printing & Related Support Activities; Plastics & Rubber Products; and Nonmetallic Mineral Products.

WHAT RESPONDENTS ARE SAYING …

  • “Continued weakness in the dollar is having a negative effect on the components we purchase overseas and increasing our material costs.” (Transportation Equipment)
  • “Lead times are increasing significantly, and commodity pricing is starting to increase.” (Chemical Products)
  • “January/February sales will be decent, and we see a strong March. We’re cautiously optimistic but reluctant to hire.” (Fabricated Metal Products)
  • “Business is still slow with no pick-up in sight.” (Furniture & Related Products)
  • “We continue to see unexpected strength in many non-U.S. markets.” (Fabricated Metal Products)

MANUFACTURING AT A GLANCE
JANUARY 2011

           
Index

Series
Index
January

Series
Index
December

Percentage
Point
Change

Direction

Rate
of Change

Trend(a)
(Months)

 
PMI 60.8 58.5 +2.3 Growing Faster 18
New Orders 67.8 62.0 +5.8 Growing Faster 19
Production 63.5 63.0 +0.5 Growing Faster 20
Employment 61.7 58.9 +2.8 Growing Faster 16
Supplier Deliveries 58.6 56.7 +1.9 Slowing Faster 20
Inventories 52.4 51.8 +0.6 Growing Faster 7
Customers’ Inventories 45.5 40.0 +5.5 Too Low Slower 22
Prices 81.5 72.5 +9.0 Increasing Faster 19
Backlog of Orders 58.0 47.0 +11.0 Growing From Contracting 1
Exports 62.0 54.5 +7.5 Growing Faster 19
Imports 55.0 50.5 +4.5 Growing Faster 17
OVERALL ECONOMY

 

Manufacturing Sector

Growing Faster 20
Growing Faster 18

(a) Number of months moving in current direction

Indexes reflect newly released seasonal adjustment factors.

COMMODITIES REPORTED UP/DOWN IN PRICE and IN SHORT SUPPLY

Commodities Up in Price

Aluminum (5); Aluminum Products; Brass (2); Brass Products; Caustic Soda (6); Chemicals (4); Copper (6); Copper Based Products (3); Corn (5); Corrugated Containers (11); Diesel (2); Freight Rates; Fuel Oils; High Density Polyethylene (2); Lubricants; Nuts; Packaging Materials; PET (2); Plastics; Plastic Products; Plastic Resins (3); Polyethylene Resin; Polypropylene; Soybean Oil (3); Stainless Steel (3); Stainless Steel Products; Steel (5); Steel Products (2); Steel Surcharges; and Sugar.

Commodities Down in Price

No commodities are reported down in price.

Commodities in Short Supply

Electric Components is the only commodity reported in short supply.

Note: The number of consecutive months the commodity is listed is indicated after each item.

JANUARY 2011 MANUFACTURING INDEX SUMMARIES

PMI

Manufacturing continued to grow in January as the PMI registered 60.8 percent, an increase of 2.3 percentage points when compared to December’s seasonally adjusted reading of 58.5 percent. A reading above 50 percent indicates that the manufacturing economy is generally expanding; below 50 percent indicates that it is generally contracting.

A PMI in excess of 42.5 percent, over a period of time, generally indicates an expansion of the overall economy. Therefore, the PMI indicates growth for the 20th consecutive month in the overall economy, as well as expansion in the manufacturing sector for the 18th consecutive month. Ore stated, “The past relationship between the PMI and the overall economy indicates that the PMI for January (60.8 percent) corresponds to a 6.4 percent increase in real gross domestic product (GDP) on an annual basis."

THE LAST 12 MONTHS

          Month                     PMI                               Month                     PMI
 
Jan 2011 60.8 Jul 2010 55.1
Dec 2010 58.5 Jun 2010 55.3
Nov 2010 58.2 May 2010 57.8
Oct 2010 56.9 Apr 2010 59.6
Sep 2010 55.3 Mar 2010 60.4
Aug 2010 55.2 Feb 2010 57.1
Average for 12 months – 57.5

High – 60.8

Low – 55.1

New Orders

ISM’s New Orders Index registered 67.8 percent in January, which is an increase of 5.8 percentage points when compared to the seasonally adjusted 62 percent reported in December. This is the 19th consecutive month of growth in the New Orders Index. A New Orders Index above 52.1 percent, over time, is generally consistent with an increase in the Census Bureau’s series on manufacturing orders (in constant 2000 dollars).

The 12 industries reporting growth in new orders in January — listed in order — are: Petroleum & Coal Products; Primary Metals; Computer & Electronic Products; Transportation Equipment; Wood Products; Machinery; Fabricated Metal Products; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Chemical Products; Paper Products; Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components; and Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products. The three industries reporting decreases in new orders in January are: Textile Mills; Plastics & Rubber Products; and Nonmetallic Mineral Products.

New Orders           %Better         %Same         %Worse         Net         Index
 
Jan 2011 46 36 18 +28 67.8
Dec 2010 31 47 22 +9 62.0
Nov 2010 30 45 25 +5 59.6
Oct 2010 36 39 25 +11 59.9

Production

ISM’s Production Index registered 63.5 percent in January, which is an increase of 0.5 percentage point from the December reading of 63 percent (seasonally adjusted). An index above 51 percent, over time, is generally consistent with an increase in the Federal Reserve Board’s Industrial Production figures. This is the 20th consecutive month the Production Index has registered above 50 percent.

The 13 industries reporting growth in production during the month of January — listed in order — are: Petroleum & Coal Products; Computer & Electronic Products; Apparel, Leather & Allied Products; Wood Products; Primary Metals; Transportation Equipment; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Fabricated Metal Products; Chemical Products; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; Paper Products; Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components; and Machinery. The three industries reporting a decrease in production in January are: Textile Mills; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; and Plastics & Rubber Products.

Production           %Better         %Same         %Worse         Net         Index
 
Jan 2011 40 44 16 +24 63.5
Dec 2010 30 52 18 +12 63.0
Nov 2010 26 54 20 +6 58.2
Oct 2010 37 49 14 +23 61.4

Employment

ISM’s Employment Index registered 61.7 percent in January, which is 2.8 percentage points higher than the seasonally adjusted 58.9 percent reported in December. This is the 16th consecutive month of growth in manufacturing employment. An Employment Index above 50.1 percent, over time, is generally consistent with an increase in the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data on manufacturing employment.

Of the 18 manufacturing industries, 11 reported growth in employment in January in the following order: Apparel, Leather & Allied Products; Wood Products; Petroleum & Coal Products; Primary Metals; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Computer & Electronic Products; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Fabricated Metal Products; Transportation Equipment; Machinery; and Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products. The two industries reporting a decrease in employment during January are: Chemical Products and Paper Products.

Employment           %Higher         %Same         %Lower         Net         Index
 
Jan 2011 24 69 7 +17 61.7
Dec 2010 22 66 12 +10 58.9
Nov 2010 25 65 10 +15 59.0
Oct 2010 26 64 10 +16 57.9

Supplier Deliveries

The delivery performance of suppliers to manufacturing organizations was slower in January as the Supplier Deliveries Index registered 58.6 percent, which is 1.9 percentage points higher than the 56.7 percent registered in December (seasonally adjusted). This is the 20th consecutive month the Supplier Deliveries Index has been above 50 percent. A reading above 50 percent indicates slower deliveries.

The eight industries reporting slower supplier deliveries in January — listed in order — are: Primary Metals; Furniture & Related Products; Machinery; Fabricated Metal Products; Transportation Equipment; Paper Products; Chemical Products; and Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components. The three industries reporting faster deliveries in January are: Printing & Related Support Activities; Computer & Electronic Products; and Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products.

Supplier Deliveries         %Slower         %Same         %Faster         Net         Index
 
Jan 2011 18 77 5 +13 58.6
Dec 2010 15 78 7 +8 56.7
Nov 2010 18 77 5 +13 58.1
Oct 2010 13 77 10 +3 52.3

Inventories

Manufacturers’ inventories grew for the seventh consecutive month in January, and at a slightly faster rate as the Inventories Index registered 52.4 percent. The index is 0.6 percentage point higher than the seasonally adjusted 51.8 percent reported in December. An Inventories Index greater than 42.7 percent, over time, is generally consistent with expansion in the Bureau of Economic Analysis’ (BEA) figures on overall manufacturing inventories (in chained 2000 dollars).

The nine industries reporting higher inventories in January — listed in order — are: Textile Mills; Apparel, Leather & Allied Products; Paper Products; Plastics & Rubber Products; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Machinery; Chemical Products; Computer & Electronic Products; and Fabricated Metal Products. The seven industries reporting decreases in inventories in January — listed in order — are: Primary Metals; Petroleum & Coal Products; Printing & Related Support Activities; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; and Transportation Equipment.

Inventories           %Higher         %Same         %Lower         Net         Index
 
Jan 2011 25 54 21 +4 52.4
Dec 2010 24 52 24 0 51.8
Nov 2010 25 58 17 +8 56.1
Oct 2010 27 52 21 +6 53.2

Customers’ Inventories(b)

The ISM Customers’ Inventories Index registered 45.5 percent in January, 5.5 percentage points higher than in December when the index registered 40 percent. This is the 22nd consecutive month the Customers’ Inventories Index has been below 50 percent, indicating that respondents believe their customers’ inventories are too low at this time.

The three manufacturing industries reporting customers’ inventories as being too high during January are: Textile Mills; Apparel, Leather & Allied Products; and Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products. The eight industries reporting customers’ inventories as too low during January — listed in order — are: Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Plastics & Rubber Products; Printing & Related Support Activities; Transportation Equipment; Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components; Fabricated Metal Products; Machinery; and Chemical Products.

Customers’ Inventories          

%
Reporting

   

%Too
High

   

%About
Right

   

%Too
Low

    Net     Index
 
Jan 2011 63 11 69 20 -9 45.5
Dec 2010 67 8 64 28 -20 40.0
Nov 2010 77 13 65 22 -9 45.5
Oct 2010 72 15 58 27 -12 44.0

Prices(b)

The ISM Prices Index registered 81.5 percent in January, 9 percentage points higher than the 72.5 percent reported in December and the highest reading since July 2008. This is the 19th consecutive month the Prices Index has registered above 50 percent. While 64 percent of respondents reported paying higher prices and 1 percent reported paying lower prices, 35 percent of supply executives reported paying the same prices as in December. A Prices Index above 49.4 percent, over time, is generally consistent with an increase in the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Index of Manufacturers Prices.

The 16 industries reporting paying increased prices during the month of January — listed in order — are: Textile Mills; Plastics & Rubber Products; Primary Metals; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; Fabricated Metal Products; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Paper Products; Machinery; Transportation Equipment; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Chemical Products; Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components; Apparel, Leather & Allied Products; Wood Products; Printing & Related Support Activities; and Computer & Electronic Products. Furniture & Related Products is the only manufacturing industry reporting paying lower prices on average during January.

Prices           %Higher         %Same         %Lower         Net         Index
 
Jan 2011 64 35 1 +63 81.5
Dec 2010

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