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Ivey Purchasing Managers Index

Monthly comment from PMAC Professor Michiel R. Leenders, Director of the Ivey Purchasing Managers Index

LONDON, ON, December 4, 2009 - The Ivey Purchasing Managers Index by the end of November, 2009 stood at 55.9. The corresponding figure for November, 2008 was 40.2 and for November, 2007 was 58.7.

The Employment index for November stood at 42.6, Inventories 41.1, Supplier Deliveries were 46.9 and Prices were 53.

The Ivey PMI is not adjusted for seasonality or inflation and shows responses to one question: "Were your purchases last month in dollars higher, the same, or lower than the previous month?"

A figure above 50 shows an increase while below 50 shows a decrease.

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The Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario ( offers undergraduate (HBA) and graduate degree programs (MBA, Executive MBA and PhD) in addition to non-degree Executive Development programs. Ivey has campuses in London (Ontario), Toronto, and Hong Kong. Ivey recently redesigned its curriculum to focus on Cross-Enterprise Leadership - a holistic issues-based approach to management education that meets the demands of today's complex global business world.




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