2008-03-31 Chicago Purchasing Manager

Chicago Purchasing Manager (Mar)

Survey 46.0
Actual 48.2
Prior 44.5
Revised n/a

Small bounce, but still trending down.


2008-03-31 Chicago Purchasing Manager TABLE

Chicago Purchasing Manager TABLE

Looks like a pretty good bounce back in key categories, and prices accelerating.

Production, employment, and prices paid all up – not a pleasant combination for the Fed.


2008-03-31 NAPM-Milwaukee

NAPM-Milwaukee (Mar)

Survey n/a
Actual 47.0
Prior 53.0
Revised n/a

2008-03-31 NAPM-Milwaukee TABLE

NAPM-Milwaukee TABLE

Prices, production, and employment up – more of the same for Fed to ponder.

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