Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), services in the USA, August, 2020
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from May 2018 to August 2020. The average value for the USA during that period was 51.09 index points with a minimum of 26.7 index points in April 2020 and a maximum of 56.8 index points in May 2018.
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Measure: index points
Source: Markit Economics
Definition: The services Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) is an indicator of economic health for the services sector. The purpose of the PMI is to provide information about current business conditions to company decision makers, analysts and purchasing managers. Each country PMI survey for the services sector is based on questionnaire responses that cover the following economic variables: business activity, new business, backlogs of work, prices charged, input prices, employment, expectations for activity.
The services PMI is a number from 0 to 100. A PMI above 50 represents an expansion when compared with the previous month. A PMI reading under 50 represents a contraction, and a reading at 50 indicates no change.