US released its Chicago PMI showing a decline as it came in 46.1; worse than the forecasted reading of 52.0 and the prior reading of 50.0, whereas the summary of the Chicago area business activity showed that the prices paid rose to 51.3 from 50.0 and the inventories climbed to 38.9 from 27.5, still the new orders plummeted to 46.3 from 52.5 and the supplier deliveries plunged 49.3 from 54.6.