Non-Mfg ISM

With deficit spending running at about 7% of gdp modest growth should continue, with the ‘hand off’ coming when private sector credit expansion kicks in, which could be a while.

Karim writes:

Slowing, but still firmly in expansionary mode.
15 industries expand, 2 contract, 4 unch.

What respondents are saying…

  • “The general upswing in the economy, albeit minor, has had a positive effect.” (Arts, Entertainment & Recreation)
  • “Pricing pressures continue to increase as we see the economy begin to improve. Orders are still lagging in our industry.” (Professional, Scientific & Technical Services)
  • “Slow pace, but better than last year at this time.” (Accommodation & Food Services)
  • “Funding issues and cash flow issues continue to affect public sector procurement. Almost all capital acquisitions have been suspended.” (Public Administration)
  • “We have seen a slight improvement in business activity over the past month.” (Wholesale Trade)

June May
Composite 53.8 55.4
Activity 58.1 61.1
Prices Paid 53.8 60.6
New Orders 54.4 57.1
Employment 49.7 50.4
Exports Orders 48.0 53.5
Imports 48.0 56.5