Chicago PMI

October 31st, 2013 9:52 am | by John Jansen |

Chicago PMI posted a huge gain to 65 from 55 last month and a consensus view of 55. The internals of the report were quite strong with robust readings on production, new orders and employment.

By Ainhoa Goyeneche
Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) — Following is a summary of business
activity as reported by the MNI Chicago Report.
The Bloomberg median estimate from 54 economists was 55.
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Oct. Sept.  Aug.  July  June   May April March 6-mo.
2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  Avg.
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Business barometer   65.9  55.7  53.0  52.3 51.6  58.7  49.0  52.4  56.2
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Prices paid          56.7  57.1  65.2  63.6 59.9  55.3  51.0  61.0  59.6
Production           71.1  58.0  53.0  53.6 57.0  62.7  49.9  51.8  59.2
New orders           74.3  58.9  57.2  53.9 54.6  58.1  53.2  53.0  59.5
Order backlogs       61.0  46.7  46.5  42.9 38.4  53.1  40.6  45.0  48.1
Inventories          48.0  46.0  45.0  37.7 41.4  40.4  40.6  41.0  43.1
Employment           57.7  53.2  54.9  56.6 57.8  56.9  48.7  55.1  56.2
Supplier deliveries  52.3  53.7  50.8  51.0 46.9  52.3  47.9  58.0  51.2
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