Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI)

November 2021

Missouri’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for November was 66.3, decreasing 4.1 points from October, but still in expansion territory, according to the monthly Mid-America Business Conditions Survey, conducted by Creighton University, Omaha, NE.

For 18 of the past 19 months, the Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index, a leading economic indicator for the nine-state region stretching from Minnesota to Arkansas, remained above growth neutral. Economists consider the index a key economic indicator. It measures such factors as new orders, production, supplier delivery times, backlogs, inventories, prices, employment, import orders and exports. Typically, a score greater than 50 indicates an expansionary economy while a score below 50 forecasts a sluggish economy. The US November PMI® for manufacturing registered 61.1, increasing 0.3 points from the October reading of 60.8 percent. 

Note: The national purchasing manager's indices are produced by the Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association.


 November 2021 ISM U.S. Purchasing Managers' Indices