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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Overall Economic Expansion Continues – Manufacturing Respondents Confirm Weakness

ISM-Houston Report of Business – October 2019 | (Houston, Texas) – According to Houston supply chain executives, goods producing industry activity in Houston expanded in October. Construction, which has reported strong growth all year, boosted the overall result for this industry group. On a stand-alone basis oil & gas and manufacturing, the remaining industries in […]

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Sales/New Orders and Employment Strengthen – Lead Times Moderate

ISM-Houston Report of Business – September 2019 | (Houston, Texas) – According to Houston supply chain executives, manufacturing activity in Houston expanded in September for the 25th consecutive month and overall economic activity expanded for the 38th month. The near-term forecast continues to point to overall economic growth. The overall rate of growth is anticipated […]

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Sales/New Orders Return to Growth – Manufacturing Concerns Moderate

ISM-Houston Report of Business – August 2019 | (Houston, Texas) – According to Houston supply chain executives, manufacturing activity in Houston expanded in August for the 24rd consecutive month and overall economic activity expanded for the 37th month. The near-term forecast continues to point to overall economic growth. Concerns about potential near term manufacturing weakness […]

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National Non-Manufacturing Report on Business – Business Activity and New Orders Expand at a Faster Pace

August 2019 Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business® (Tempe, Arizona) – Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in August for the 115th consecutive month, say the nation’s purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. The NMI® registered 56.4 percent, which is 2.7 percentage points higher than the July reading of […]

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National Manufacturing Report on Business – New Orders, Production, and Employment Contracting

August 2019 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business® (Tempe, Arizona) — Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in August, and the overall economy grew for the 124th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM®Report On Business®. The August PMI® registered 49.1 percent, a decrease of 2.1 percentage points from the […]

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Expansion in Houston Reaches Three-Year Mark – Manufacturing Sales Continue to Contract

ISM-Houston Report of Business – July 2019 | (Houston, Texas) – According to Houston supply chain executives, manufacturing activity in Houston expanded in July for the 23rd consecutive month and overall economic activity expanded for the 36th month. The near-term forecast continues to point to overall economic growth. Manufacturing activity continues to be a moderate […]

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Houston Business Report for June, 2019

Expansion Continues to Slow – Sales/New Orders are Now Contracting

ISM-Houston Report of Business – June 2019 | (Houston, Texas) – According to Houston supply chain executives, manufacturing activity in Houston expanded in June for the 22nd consecutive month and overall economic activity expanded for the 35th month. The near-term forecast continues to point to overall economic growth near term, but manufacturing activity may weaken. […]

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