TABLE-Chicago PMI index 61.5 in Jan vs 58.7 in Dec

Jan 29 (BestGrowthStock) – The Institute for Supply
Management-Chicago said on Friday its index of Midwest business
activity rose in January to 61.5 from 58.7 in December.

Economists polled by Reuters had forecast a January figure
of 57.4
(seasonal adj)

Jan Dec Nov Oct Sept Aug
NAPM-Chicago 61.5 58.7 55.5 53.2 46.0 47.2
Production 66.6 64.2 59.0 63.2 47.8 48.9
New Orders* 66.4 64.4 62.0 60.2 47.1 49.2
Order Backlog* 54.3 52.0 47.3 41.4 35.7 40.9
Inventories 48.7 38.6 34.8 32.2 38.2 28.0
Employment* 59.8 47.6 42.4 38.1 38.1 37.6
Supplier Deliveries* 55.3 57.0 57.8 52.0 49.9 52.5
Prices Paid 66.2 55.6 51.7 49.4 48.0 47.7
The * indicates components used to calculate index.

Stock Market News

TABLE-Chicago PMI index 61.5 in Jan vs 58.7 in Dec