Report On Business®

Report On Business®

The ISM® Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing Report On Business® are the first economic reports available the first and third business day of each month, which has been consistently accurate in indicating the direction of the overall economy in addition to the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors. ISM’s Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committees provide the monthly data results for each report.


The Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business® is considered by many economists to be the most reliable near-term economic barometer available. Except for a four-year interruption during World War II, the Report has been published monthly since 1931 for the guidance of supply management practitioners, economists, analysts, and government and business leaders. The report indicates changes for 11 indexes comparing the current month to the previous month. The PMI®, a composite index, attracts the most attention. The PMI is a composite of five indexes in the report: New Orders (seasonally adjusted), Production (seasonally adjusted), Employment (seasonally adjusted), Supplier Deliveries (seasonally adjusted) and Inventories.

For more information and to view the current Manufacturing report, click here.

The Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business® was developed in 1998 and reports changes to 11 indexes, including a composite NMI® index calculated as an indicator of the overall economic condition for the non-manufacturing sector based on the diffusion indexes for four of the indicators with equal weights: Business Activity (seasonally adjusted), New Orders (seasonally adjusted), Employment (seasonally adjusted) and Supplier Deliveries.

For more information and to view the current Non-Manufacturing report, click here.



ISM also provides two Semiannual Economic Forecasts that include business survey committee members’ views of the general business outlook six to eight months ahead.

To view the Semiannual report, click here.


Manufacturing Talk Radio is a live radio show broadcast over the internet to listeners in America’s manufacturing industries. ISM’s Brad Holcomb discusses the Manufacturing Report On Business® each month on this live radio broadcast, presenting more broad or in-depth information from the Report that is important to manufacturers worldwide.  Presented by All Metals & Forge Group.

Listeners can also tweet or email live questions if they tune in during the live broadcast.


ISM® Report on Business® staff:

Kristina Cahill

Report On Business® Analyst

Senior Associate, ROB Media Relations

480.752.6276, ext. 3015


Paul Lee

Director, Research

800.888.6276 or 480.752.6276, ext. 3036


For information on joining the Report On Business® survey panel:

Margie Petersen

Senior Specialist, ROB

480.752.6276, ext. 3023

Click here for more information about being a survey participant.