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