Economic growth in the United States will resume in 2010, with manufacturing revenue forecast to rise 5.7 percent, the Institute for Supply Management said in its semiannual economic forecast released on Tuesday.
Capital expenditures in manufacturing are expected to fall, but with the decline improving to 4 percent next year from a drop of 7.8 percent in 2009, ISM said in a statement.
Revenue in the non-manufacturing sector is expected to increase by 1.3 percent in 2010, while capital expenditures in the services sector will decrease by 6.7 percent, ISM said.
Manufacturers expect employment in their sector will increase by 1.5 percent, while labor and benefits costs are expected to increase an average of 1.4 percent in next year.
Manufacturing purchasers are predicting strength in exports and imports in 2010. They also expect the U.S. dollar to weaken on average against the currencies of major trading partners, ISM said in the statement.
An ISM manufacturing panel is forecasting the prices they pay will increase 0.2 percent during the first four months of 2010 and will rise a further 2.4 percent during the balance of 2010, with an overall increase for 2010 of 2.6 percent.
On the services side, employment is expected to continue to contract in 2010.
Non-manufacturers also predict that their employment will decrease by 0.6 percent during 2010. Their major economic concerns are: weak economy; healthcare and benefits costs; credit crisis; labor costs; and high energy costs, Anthony Nieves, chairman of the ISM non-manufacturing survey committee, said in the statement.
Respondents in the services industries expect the prices they pay for materials and services will increase by 1.1 percent during 2010, while they are forecasting overall labor and benefit costs will remain unchanged for 2010, ISM said.
(Reporting by Chris Reese and Burton Frierson; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)