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What is the Ivey Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)?

The Ivey Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) is an economic index which measures the month to month variation in economic activity as indicated by a panel of purchasing managers from across Canada, and is prepared by the Ivey Business School at Western University.

The Ivey Purchasing Managers Index is often referred to as the Purchasing Managers Index/PMI.

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How do we know the Ivey PMI is a good indicator? How is the Ivey PMI Index different from the American index? Why is Ivey associated with the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)? Who is responsible for the Ivey PMI? How is the Ivey PMI calculated? How is the Ivey PMI adjusted for seasonality? When is the Ivey PMI released? How can I access the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)? Whom can I contact for with additional questions about the PMI?

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