The Non-Manufacturing ISM Report on Business
is a purchasing survey of the United States service economy
, published by the Institute for Supply Management
since June 1998. Its results are a popular economic indicator and forecaster. The survey is currently written by Anthony Nieves, C.P.M., CFPM, the Senior Vice President of Supply Management for Hilton Hotels Corporation.
Its primary index is the Non-Manufacturing Business Activity Index.
The other indices are
- New Orders
- Supplier Deliveries
- Backlog of Orders
- New Export Orders
- Inventory Sentiment
Business Activity, New Orders, Imports, and Employment indices are seasonally adjusted.
The report is based on data compiled from monthly replies to questions asked of more than 370 purchasing and supply executives in over 62 different industries representing nine divisions from the Standard Industrial Classification categories.