The ISM Customers' Inventories Index registered 49.5% in July 2012, which is 1 percentage point higher than in June 2012 when the index registered 48.5%. Customers' inventories have registered at or below 50% for 40 consecutive months. A reading below 50% indicates customers' inventories are considered too low.
The six manufacturing industries reporting customers' inventories as being too high during July 2012 listed in order are: Apparel, Leather & Allied Products; Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components; Fabricated Metal Products; Primary Metals; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products and Computer & Electronic Products.
The seven industries reporting customers' inventories as too low during July 2012 listed in order are: Plastics & Rubber Products; Wood Products; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Paper Products; Transportation Equipment; Machinery and Chemical Products.
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Source - Institute for Supply Management