Houston Economy Contracting at a Rapid Pace – Oil Surplus Intensifies Virus’s Impact

(Houston, Texas) – According to Houston area supply chain executives, both goods and services producing activities in Houston contracted further during April. Overall economic activity is now contracting at its fastest rate since the ISM-Houston Business Survey began in 1995. The Houston Purchasing Managers Index fell almost 6 points to 34.6 during April. Two of […]

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Manufacturing and Service Activities Weaken – Low Oil Prices and COVID-19 Severely Impact Growth

ISM-Houston Business Report – March 2020 (Houston, Texas) – According to Houston area supply chain executives, both goods and services producing activities in Houston fell considerably this month. Overall economic activity is now contracting for the first time since the 2015-2016 Houston area downturn. Nearly all survey respondents indicate that the Covid-19 pandemic has had […]

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March 2020 Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

NMI® at 52.5% Business Activity Index at 48.0% New Orders Index at 52.9% Employment Index at 47.0% Supplier Deliveries Index at 62.1% (Tempe, Arizona) — Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in March for the 122nd consecutive month, say the nation’s purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business.® Click […]

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March 2020 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

PMI® at 49.1% Production, New Orders, and Employment Contracting Supplier Deliveries Slowing at Faster Rate; Backlog Contracting Raw Materials Inventories Contracting; Customers’ Inventories Too Low Prices Decreasing; Exports and Imports Contracting (Tempe, Arizona) — Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in March, and the overall economy grew for the 131st consecutive month, say the […]

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Respondents Voice COVID-19 Concerns – Goods Producing Activity Contracts

ISM-Houston Business Report – February 2020 | (Houston, Texas) – According to Houston area supply chain executives, goods producing industry activity in Houston contracted this month after showing expansion for only one month. Services producing industry activity expanded for the second month. Overall economic activity continues to expand at a moderate pace. Many respondents indicated […]

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February 2020 Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

NMI® at 57.3% GDP Growing at 3% Business Activity Index at 57.8% New Orders Index at 63.1% Employment Index at 55.6% (Tempe, Arizona) – Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in February for the 121st consecutive month, say the nation’s purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. Click here […]

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February 2020 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

PMI® at 50.1% GDP Growing at 2.1% Production Growing; New Orders and Employment Contracting Supplier Deliveries Slowing at Faster Rate; Backlog Growing Raw Materials Inventories Contracting; Customers’ Inventories Too Low Prices Decreasing; Exports Growing; and Imports Contracting (Tempe, Arizona) — Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in February, and the overall economy grew for […]

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Services and Goods Producing Industries Rebound – Employment Index Reported as Up Significantly

ISM-Houston Business Report – January 2020| (Houston, Texas) – According to Houston area supply chain executives, goods producing industry activity in Houston expanded this month for the first time since September. Services producing industry activity also returned to expansion after two months reporting contraction. Overall economic activity is now expanding at a moderate pace. The […]

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Houston Economy Continues to Expand – Goods Producing Industries Show Modest Weakness

ISM-Houston Business Report – December 2019 | (Houston, Texas) – According to Houston area supply chain executives, goods producing industry activity in Houston contracted modestly in December. While construction activity improved, it was offset by continued weakness in manufacturing and oil & gas. Services producing industry activity continued to run near neutral. Overall economic activity […]

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Goods Producing Industries Weaken Further – Overall Expansion Continues at a Very Modest Pace

ISM-Houston Business Report – November 2019 | (Houston, Texas) – According to Houston supply chain executives, goods producing industry activity in Houston contracted in November for the first time since August of 2017 when Hurricane Harvey impacted local operations. Excluding the slowdown caused by this hurricane, goods producing activity had expanded for 36 months. Construction, […]

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