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ISM-Houston Business Report July 2018

Slower Expansion Anticipated Over the Next Quarter Sales and Employment Growth Continue at a Strong Pace (Houston, Texas) – According to Houston supply chain executives, economic activity in the region expanded in June for the eighth consecutive month. The near-term outlook points to continued growth. The June Houston Purchasing Managers Index registered 55.5, down 3.3 […]

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ISM-Houston Business Report April 2018

Employment Growth Continues Price and Inventory Concerns Moderate (Houston, Texas) – According to Houston supply chain executives, economic activity in the region expanded for the sixth month in a row and the near-term outlook points to continued growth. The April Houston Purchasing Managers Index registered 56.6, up marginally from 56.5 last month. The four underlying […]

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ISM-Houston Business Report March 2018

Growth Continues Prices Paid and Finished Goods Inventory Still a Concern (Houston, Texas) – According to Houston supply chain executives, economic activity in the region expanded for the fifth month in March. Additionally, the 3-4 month forecast points to continued growth. The March Houston Purchasing Managers Index registered 56.5, up marginally from 55.6 last month. […]

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ISM-Houston Business Report February 2018

Houston Economy Continues to Expand Higher Prices and Inventories May Put Pressure on Further Growth (Houston, Texas) – According to Houston supply chain executives, economic activity in the region expanded for the fourth month in February. Additionally, the 3-4 month forecast points to continued growth. The February Houston Purchasing Managers Index registered 55.6, up from […]

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ISM-Houston Business Report January 2018

Houston Economy Continues to Improve Sales, Employment, and Lead Times Show Strong Growth (Houston, Texas) – According to greater Houston area supply chain executives, economic activity in the region expanded for the third consecutive month in January. Additionally, ISM-Houston’s forecast indicates that the economy should continue to grow over the 3-4 month forecast horizon. The […]

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ISM-Houston Business Report December 2017

Houston Economy Strengthens Employment Joins Sales and Production Showing Strong Growth (Houston, Texas) – According to Houston area Supply Chain leaders the Houston area economy will expand near term at a faster pace than previously forecast. The Houston Purchasing Managers Index moved up 1.7 points to a robust 54.5. Six of the eight underlying indicators […]

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ISM-Houston Business Report November 2017

Forecast for Near Term Expansion Returns Sales and Production Improve Significantly (Houston, Texas) – According to Houston area Supply Chain leaders, after three months of forecasting contraction following Hurricane Harvey, the Houston area economy is now poised for near term expansion. The Houston Purchasing Managers Index moved up 3.5 points to 52.8. Six of the […]

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ISM-Houston Business Report October 2017

Production and Employment Improve Sales Fall at a Slower Pace (Houston, Texas) – According to Houston area Supply Chain leaders, the Houston area economy contacted at a slower pace in October, nearly completing its recovery from the impacts of Hurricane Harvey. The Houston Purchasing Managers Index moved up 0.7 points from 48.6 in September to […]

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ISM-Business Report for September 2017

Most Gulf Coast Operations Show Recovery After Harvey Production and Employment Improve (Houston, Texas) – According to Houston area Supply Chain leaders, the Houston area economy made a partial recovery from the impact of Hurricane Harvey. The Houston Purchasing Managers Index moved up from 46.5 in August to 48.6 in September. Five of the underlying […]

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ISM-Houston Business Report for August 2017

Storm Impacts Gulf Coast Operations Sales, Production, and Employment Reported as Falling (Houston, Texas) – According to Houston area Supply Chain leaders, the Houston area economy was heavily impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The Houston Purchasing Managers Index moved from 51.8 in July to 46.5 in August. While six of the index’s underlying indicators were pointing […]

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