Final Markit US Manufacturing PMI rose to its highest level in six months in November, to 52.8 from 51.0 in October, signaling moderate improvement in overall business conditions

LONDON , December 3, 2012 (press release) – Key points:

  • PMI rises from 51.0 to 52.8 in November
  • Growth rates of output and new orders strengthen since October
  • Marked rate of input price inflation

The expansion of the U.S. manufacturing sector gained traction in November, with the final Markit U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index™ (PMI™)1 rising to its highest level in six months. At 52.8, up from 51.0 in October, the PMI was higher than the flash estimate of 52.4, and signalled a moderate improvement in overall business conditions.

Markit U.S. Manufacturing PMI™ – final data,, November 2012

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