York (ISM-NY). The Current Business Conditions index rose to 67.4 in March from 63.1 in February.
March marked the fifth straight month that the Current Business Conditions index grew faster than the prior month, unprecedented in the survey’s 19-year history.
Future optimism increased to a 13-month high. The Six-Month Outlook index rose to 79.5 in March from 77.3 in February.
Purchase volume and employment grew modestly. The Quantity of Purchases index (51.1 March vs. 45.5 February) continued its uneven performance. The
Employment index (51.2 March vs. 54.4 February) expanded back-to-back for the first time in a year.
Price/cost pressures ad vanced to a six-month high. The Prices Paid index rose to 59.3 in March from 53.0 in February.
Business impediments were subdued, with “No difficulties”
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