US Services Sector Collapses In August, US Composite Weaker Than Europe

After the ugliness in Euro area PMIs, August’s flash PMIs for the US were expected to be mixed with Services improving and Manufacturing slowing – they were half right! US Services PMI collapsed in early August from 47.3 to 44.1 (well below the expected jump to 49.8). US Manufacturing also slowed more than expected, from 52.2 to 51.3 (below the 51.8 expectations)…

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