Chicago PMI Declines to 65.2

December 2004
Bond Buyer;12/1/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 32020, p2
Trade Publication
This article reports that the Chicago Purchasing Manager's Business Barometer slid to 65.2 in November 2004 from 68.5 in October, the 18th straight month of expansion. The data is compiled on a seasonally adjusted basis. Economists polled by IFR BondData America predicted a 63.5 reading for the indicator. The prices paid index grew to its highest level since March 1980, 89.8 in November from 84.1 in the previous survey. The employment index increased to 60.8 from 54.1.


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