US Manufacturing Surveys Signal Weakest Growth In Over 2 Years, Prices Paid Plunges

S&P Global’s Manufacturing surveys for August have not been pretty. Turkey, Italy, Germany, UK, the Eurozone aggregate, and Canada all printed below 50 this morning (in contraction) but US Manufacturing was expected to hold just above the Maginot Line at 51.3 and it did. However, the final August print of 51.5 (small improvement over the flash print) is the weakest since July 2020. The ISM Manufacturing survey was flat at 52.8 from July (better than the 51.9 expected)…

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