US – Apr ISM Manufacturing Index
04/05/2021 09:02 am MYT
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The ISM manufacturing purchasing managers index (PMI) in Apr was 60.7%, down 4 percentage points from the preceding month, registering an eleventh consecutive month of expansion (figure 1). The PMI reading indicated expansion in economic activity, four of the five key subindexes were in growth territory despite being slower than Mar (table 1). The employment index expanded for the fifth month but still face difficulties in attracting and retaining talent.


Panel sentiment remained optimistic although labour market difficulties will continue to restrain the growth potential of the manufacturing economy.  





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