U.S. Manufacturing Activity Increases for the Fifth Straight Month (.PDF Download)

Oct. 5, 2020
Manufacturing activity is up, but certain pockets of industry continue to struggle under the strain of the ongoing global pandemic.

They may be dealing with long lead times for raw materials, ongoing economic uncertainty and a global pandemic that’s showing no real signs of ending yet, but none of that has stopped American manufacturers from posting their fifth straight month of economic growth.

According to the latest “Manufacturing ISM Report on Business,” economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in September, with the overall economy notching a fifth consecutive month of growth.