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Supplemental ISM Report On Business(R) Brexit Report

July 1, 2016
By PRN NewsWire

ISM Addresses Economic Concerns on Historic Brexit Event through ISM Report On Business(R) Brexit Report to Be Released on July 1, 2016.

TEMPE, Ariz., July 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Last Thursday, June 23, 2016, the electorate of the United Kingdom voted to withdraw from the European Union. The final tally was 52 percent voting to leave the European Union and 48 percent voting to remain a member of the European Union. This largely unexpected result rattled markets. The next trading day, Friday, June 24, saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average open lower and close down almost 600 points. Although markets have recovered somewhat since Monday, a sense of unease persists.

“Great Britain’s vote to leave the European Union is historic,” said Thomas W. Derry, Chief Executive Officer of Institute for Supply Management. “We saw that polling our manufacturing and non-manufacturing Business Survey Committees might provide important information to the markets with regard to how procurement executives view their business prospects for the remainder of the year.”

The survey found that, while most procurement executives do not foresee major disruptions, many are cautiously watching the situation closely and believe Brexit will hamper growth.

When asked to project what could be the net financial impact of Brexit on their organization, a majority believed Brexit would have a negligible impact on their firm. About one in three surveyed thought their firm would be negatively, or slightly negatively, impacted. Only a small proportion (less than 10 percent) felt their business would be positively, or at least slightly positively, impacted by Brexit.

For the remainder of 2016, due to Brexit, what do you expect to be the net financial impact on your organization? Composite Manufacturing Non- Manufacturing Negative impact 6% 7% 6% ————— — — — Slightly negative impact 27% 31% 26% ———————— — — — Negligible impact 61% 58% 61% —————– — — — Slightly positive impact 4% 4% 4% ———————— — — — Positive impact 2% 0% 2% ————— — — —

Among those projecting a negative impact, it was reported that changes in the exchange value of the dollar could be the most direct cause of their challenges. Changes in global demand is seen as a secondary cause and a change in demand for goods and services by their customers in the United Kingdom is seen as a possible, though somewhat unlikely, reason for not meeting expectations.

Do you expect the net negative financial impact to largely result from … Rank each item. “1” is most impactful. “4” is least impactful. Manufacturing Non-Manufacturing ————————————————————– ————- —————– % Rank 1 Average % Rank 1 Average Rank Rank — —- —- Changes in the exchange value of the dollar 51% 1.7 43% 1.8 ——————————————- — — — — Changes in demand globally 30% 2.1 27% 2.1 ————————– — — — — Changes in demand by customers in the United Kingdom 14% 2.4 20% 2.6 —————————————————- — — — —

For the remainder of 2016, procurement executives indicated that they were most concerned about financial market uncertainty and currency movements. Secondarily, they were concerned about overall global growth. Supply management executives were least concerned about their firm’s trade links with the U.K. and EU.

For the remainder of 2016, is your firm concerned about the impact of Brexit on … Financial market uncertainty —————————- Composite Manufacturing Non- Manufacturing — ————- Not concerned 12% 10% 12% Somewhat concerned 62% 65% 61% —————— — — — Very concerned 27% 25% 27% ————– — — — Currency movements —————— Composite Manufacturing Non- Manufacturing — ————- Not concerned 29% 19% 31% Somewhat concerned 48% 55% 46% —————— — — — Very concerned 23% 26% 23% ————– — — — Global growth ————- Composite Manufacturing Non- Manufacturing — ————- Not concerned 33% 28% 33% Somewhat concerned 51% 57% 49% —————— — — — Very concerned 17% 15% 17% ————– — — — Your firm’s trade links with the U.K. and EU ————— Composite Manufacturing Non- Manufacturing — ————- Not concerned 55% 44% 58% Somewhat concerned 34% 45% 32% —————— — — — Very concerned 11% 11% 11% ————– — — —

A strong majority of those queried believed Brexit would have a negligible impact on their capital spending plans. Fewer than one in five respondents expected that their capital budgets would be negatively impacted. Only a very small proportion of respondents saw Brexit as spurring their capital budget.

For the remainder of 2016, due to Brexit, what do you expect to be the net financial impact on your organization’s capital spending? Composite Manufacturing Non- Manufacturing Negative impact 4% 4% 3% ————— — — — Slightly negative impact 13% 10% 13% ———————— — — — Negligible impact 81% 84% 81% —————– — — — Slightly positive impact 1% 2% 1% ———————— — — — Positive impact 1% 0% 1% ————— — — —

Supply management executives were asked if their firms were likely to respond to the vote by employing various tactics to slim down or downwardly manage their workforce. Overwhelmingly, respondents reported that they would not, or probably would not, take such measures. Only a small proportion of panelists reported that their firms would, or probably would, hire fewer workers or more frequently utilize short-term labor contracts. Even fewer indicated they might make more use of third-party contingent labor. Less than 10 percent thought their firm might or would reduce the size of their workforce.

Given the vote on Brexit, due to heightened uncertainty, for the remainder of 2016, does your firm anticipate … Hiring fewer workers ——————– Composite Manufacturing Non- Manufacturing — ————- Yes 5% 3% 5% Probably yes 10% 11% 10% ———— — — — Probably no 25% 19% 26% ———– — — — No 60% 67% 59% — — — — Using more short-term labor contracts ————————————- Composite Manufacturing Non- Manufacturing — ————- Yes 1% 1% 1% Probably yes 14% 12% 14% ———— — — — Probably no 20% 19% 20% ———– — — — No 65% 68% 65% — — — — Using more third-party contingent labor the U.K. and EU ————— Composite Manufacturing Non- Manufacturing — ————- Yes 2% 1% 2% Probably yes 11% 13% 10% ———— — — — Probably no 20% 15% 21% ———– — — — No 67% 71% 67% — — — — Reducing the labor force ———————— Composite Manufacturing Non- Manufacturing — ————- Yes 1% 3% 1% Probably yes 8% 5% 8% ———— — — — Probably no 24% 22% 24% ———– — — — No 67% 70% 67% — — — —

Data collection for this study began on Saturday, June 25, and continues. The results presented here are based on data collected through the afternoon of Wednesday, June 29.

About This ReportThe data presented herein is obtained from a survey of manufacturing and non-manufacturing supply executives based on information they have collected within their respective organizations. ISM((R)) makes no representation, other than that stated within this release, regarding the individual company data collection procedures. The data should be compared to all other economic data sources when used in decision-making.

Data and Method of PresentationThe Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing ISM((R)) Report On Business((R)) are based on data compiled from procurement and supply executives nationwide. Membership of the Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee is diversified by NAICS, based on each industry’s contribution to gross domestic product (GDP). The Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee responses are divided into the following NAICS code categories: Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting; Mining; Utilities; Construction; Wholesale Trade; Retail Trade; Transportation & Warehousing; Information; Finance & Insurance; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Management of Companies & Support Services; Educational Services; Health Care & Social Assistance; Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Accommodation & Food Services; Public Administration; and Other Services (services such as Equipment & Machinery Repairing; Promoting or Administering Religious Activities; Grantmaking; Advocacy; and Providing Dry-Cleaning & Laundry Services, Personal Care Services, Death Care Services, Pet Care Services, Photofinishing Services, Temporary Parking Services, and Dating Services). Manufacturing Business Survey Committee responses are divided into the following NAICS code categories: Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; Textile Mills; Apparel, Leather & Allied Products; Wood Products; Paper Products; Printing & Related Support Activities; Petroleum & Coal Products; Chemical Products; Plastics & Rubber Products; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Primary Metals; Fabricated Metal Products; Machinery; Computer & Electronic Products; Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components; Transportation Equipment; Furniture & Related Products; and Miscellaneous Manufacturing (products such as medical equipment and supplies, jewelry, sporting goods, toys and office supplies).

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