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Week ahead: All eyes on US ISM Manufacturing and Services PMI

February 27, 2023

This week, the markets will be watching closely as two of the most influential economic indicators US ISM Manufacturing and Services PMI figures are released. With these reports being used to measure the overall health of the US economy, the results could have a dramatic effect on financial markets worldwide. This makes them an essential area for market participants to keep tabs on.

Here are key events to watch out for:

Gross Domestic Product | Canada (28 February)

The Canadian economy continued its upward trend in Q3 2022, growing by 0.7%, marking the fifth consecutive quarter of growth. 

Analysts predict that the economy will continue to grow and expand by 0.4% in Q4 2022.

CB Consumer Confidence (28 February)

The Consumer Confidence Index fell from 109 in December to 107.1 in January 2023, according to the Conference Board. 

However, analysts anticipate a possible recovery in the index, with a projected increase to 109 in February.

Consumer Price Index (CPI) | Australia (1 March)

The Consumer Price Index in Australia increased to a new high of 8.4% in December 2022, up from 7.3% in November. 

Analysts predict that the Australian CPI will continue to rise, with an 8.6% increase projected for January 2023.

ISM Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index | US (1 March)

The US ISM Manufacturing PMI fell to 47.4 in January 2023, the lowest level since May 2020. 

Analysts predict a slight rebound in the PMI for February, with a reading of 47.9.

ISM Services Purchasing Managers’ Index | US (3 March)

The ISM Services PMI for the United States unexpectedly rose to 55.2 in January 2023, up from a 2-1/2-year low of 49.2 in December. 

Analysts predict that the PMI will fall slightly in February 2023 at 54.6.