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                 ISM AND NEVI PMI INDEX DOWN FROM MAY TO SEPTEMBER 2011                Dutch version

The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) from the American ISM and the Dutch pmi index from
the NEVI, have both peaked strongly in the beginning of 2011 but are both down since May
2011. The economical growth was strong untill May 2011, but is going slightly down since.
We expect a slight growth from oktober 2011 to february 2012. Herunder the development
of the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI index) in The Netherlands and the pmi index in the
USA from 2010 and 2011:

   NEVI PMI INDEX (NL)                                                      ISM PMI INDEX (USA)

    2010                              2011                                          2010                            2011
    
   Jan                                Jan                                           Jan                              Jan
   54.8 (+1.7)                      57.5 (+0.00)                               58.4 (+3.5)                    60.8 (+2.3)

   February                        February                                  February                     February
  
55.2 (+0.4)                      60.7 (+3.2)                                 56.5 (-1.9)                     61.4 (+0.6)

   March                            March                                       March                          March
  
57.8 (+2.6)                      58.1 (-2.6)                                  59.6 (+3.1)                    58.1 (-3.3)

   April                              April                                          April                             April
  
56.9 (-0.9)                       59.2 (+1.1)                                 60.4 (+0.9)                     61.2 (-0.2)

   May                               May                                           May                              May
  
56.5 (-0.4)                       55.1 (-4.1)                                  59.7 (-0.7)                      53.5 (-7.7)

   June                              June                                         June                            June
  
55.9 (-0.6)                       52.1 (-3.0)                                  56.2 (-3.5)                     55.3 (+1.8)

   July                               July                                          July                             July
  
55.7 (-0.2)                       51.4 (-0.7)                                  55.5 (-0.7)                    50.90 (-4.4)

   August                          August                                       August                        August
  
54.3 (-1.4)                      50.7 (-0.7)                                   56.3 (+1.1)                   50.6 (-0.3)
                        
   September                   September                                September                 September
   52.9 (-1.4)                      48.90 (-1.8)                                 54.4 (-1.9)                    49.8 (-0.8)
                                
                                                                                                                                
   October                        October                                     October                      October
  
55.4 (+2.5)                                                                      56.9 (+2.5)

   November                    November                                  November                  November
  
56.5 (+1.1)                                                                       58.2 (+1.3)

   December                    December                                  December                  December
  
57.5 (+1.0)                                                                       58.5 (+0.3)                                     
                
            
    

The purchasing managers index is or pmi index is an important economic indicator or business indicator
that reflects the status of the economy. It measures business activities in sales, procurement, production, manufacturing and construction, and delivers us a good indication of the development of an economy.
The survey is based on data for new orders, production, employment, suppliers delivery times and
stocks of purchases.

Source: ISM (usa) & NEVI (Netherlands). Comment and editing: Erwin Overdijk, managing Director Procurementnetwork.eu,
specialist in executive search and consultancy in Procurement