China’s manufacturing holds steady, rebound leveling offMay 31, 2021 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China’s manufacturing held steady in May, a survey showed Monday, adding to signs a post-pandemic rebound is leveling off.
A monthly purchasing managers’ index issued by an industry group and the national statistics agency stood at 51 on a 50-point scale on which numbers above 50 show activity increasing.
US factory activity expands at fastest pace since 1983April 1, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturers expanded in March at the fastest pace in 37 years, a sign of strengthening demand as the pandemic wanes and government emergency aid flows through the economy. ...
Pace of US factory growth slipped in MarchApril 2, 2018 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturers say they expanded at a slower pace in March, with many factories saying they're having a tough time getting supplies in order to meet demand from customers.
The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, reported Monday that its manufacturing index slipped to 59.3 last month from February's reading of 60.8, which had been the highest since 2004.
US factory activity shrinks for first time in 6 monthsSeptember 1, 2016 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing contracted last month for the first time since February, as new orders and output plummeted and factories cut jobs.
The Institute for Supply Management said Thursday that its manufacturing index dropped to 49...