Purchasing Managers' Index
1. Economic indicators - US.
The US Purchasing Managers' Index measures new orders, production, employment and supplier deliveries, based on a survey of North American manufacturing businesses.
It is an important measure of economic activity.
The US PMI is published monthly by the US Institute for Supply Management.
A similarly-structured index for UK manufacturing.
The UK PMI is published by IHS Markit and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).
Similar indices for other economies.