Economic Statistics for 03 Sep 13
The PMI Manufacturing Index fell 0.6 points in August to 53.1. Conversely, the ISM Manufacturing Index showed a 0.3 point rise to 55.7 in August.
July Construction Spending rose 0.6%, led by a 1.3% increase in private residential outlays. June’s originally-reported -0.6% decline was revised upwards to unchanged.
The Gallup Economic Confidence Index fell a point to -13 for August.
The Gallup US Consumer Spending Measure’s August self-reported average daily spending climbed to $95 from $89 in July.