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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.

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