The US Chicago PMI for March plummeted to 58.8; worse than the forecasted 61.0 and the prior reading of 62.6, knowing as well that the prices paid fell in the same period to 66.6 from 67.7, the production dropped to 60.5 from 65.2, the new orders plummeted to 61.8 from 62.2.

Whereas, on the other side, the inventories rose to 52.4 from 42.4 and employment throughout the index climbed faintly to 53.1 from a prior reading of 53.0