Manufacturing Economic Activity Increases in April

3 May 2021

The manufacturing economy grew in April and the overall economy showed an 11th consecutive month of growth, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s monthly Manufacturing ISM Report on Business.

The April PMI of 60.7% was four percentage points lower than the March reading of 64.7% but well above the 50% level that indicates a generally expanding economy. A PMI below 50% indicates a generally declining economy.  

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