ISM: PMI @ 51.5%

The long, slow deceleration in US manufacturing growth continues apace.  I have highlighted some of the notables, including a pop in ‘Prices’, despite the downward pull in energy costs.  There are fees and costs bubbling up in the economy, including apparently annual health care cost increases, which I used to have to deal with every year when I was in brick and mortar business.  Also, it is interesting that the strong US dollar is not pulling in imports.  Europe is experiencing increased exports after all, as anticipated.

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The entire report is available here:  March 2015 Manufacturing ISM ROB