Business Confidence in the United States decreased to 58.70 points in December from 61.10 points in November of 2021. Business Confidence in the United States averaged 53 points from 1948 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 77.50 points in July of 1950 and a record low of 29.40 points in May of 1980. The Manufacturing ISM Report On Business is based on data compiled from purchasing and supply executives nationwide. Survey responses reflect the change, if any, in the current month compared to the previous month. For each of the indicators measured (New Orders, Backlog of Orders, New Export Orders, Imports, Production, Supplier Deliveries, Inventories, Customers’ Inventories, Employment and Prices), the report shows the percentage reporting each response, the net difference between the number of responses in the positive economic direction and the negative economic direction, and the diffusion index. A PMI reading above 50 percent indicates that the manufacturing economy is generally expanding; below 50 percent indicates that it is generally declining. This page provides the latest reported value for — United States ISM Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) — plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.