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Manufacturing PMI Rose to 46.7% in October

Manufacturing PMI Rose to 46.7% in October

Economic activity within the Manufacturing PMI sector faced contraction for the 12th successive month in October, dropping to 46.7%, marking a decline of 2.3 percentage points from September’s 49%. Timothy R. Fiore, Chair of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, highlighted the contraction in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

Manufacturing PMI

New Orders and Backlogs Dip Manufacturing PMI

The New Orders Index lingered in contraction territory at 45.5%, down by 3.7 percentage points from September’s 49.2%. Employment witnessed a downturn, registering 46.8%, a decline of 4.4 percentage points from September’s 51.2%. Although production slightly expanded at 50.4%, it marked a decrease of 2.1 percentage points from September’s 52.5%.

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Manufacturing PMI Deliveries Improve

Supplier Deliveries, indicating quicker deliveries, climbed to 47.7%, up by 1.3 percentage points from September’s 46.4%. However, raw materials inventories contracted, dropping to 43.3%, down by 2.5 percentage points from September’s 45.8%.

Prices Decline, Exports and Imports Contract

The Prices Index signaled a decrease at 45.1%, slightly up by 1.3 percentage points from September’s 43.8%. Exports and Imports remained in contraction territory, at 49.4% and 47.9%, respectively.

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Impact on Industries and Outlook

Fiore highlighted that among the six largest manufacturing industries, only Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products witnessed growth in October. However, three industries fell into a composite PMI® calculation signaling manufacturing weakness.

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October 2023 Manufacturing PMI

The Manufacturing PMI® contracted to 46.7%, indicating a downward trend for the manufacturing economy. New Orders, Production, Employment, and Supplier Deliveries witnessed declines, reflecting the sector’s challenges.


As the manufacturing sector navigates challenging waters, the report offers a comprehensive overview of key indicators shaping economic activities. The next Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business® featuring November 2023 data will be released on December 1, 2023.

The October 2023 report indicates a persistent decline in the manufacturing sector, impacting new orders, employment, and production. While supplier deliveries improved, raw material inventories declined, influencing the industry’s dynamics. The report highlighted challenges faced by specific industries and offered insights from respondents, shaping the understanding of the economic landscape.


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