ISM's New Export Orders Index registered 46.5% in July 2012, which is 1 percentage point lower than the 47.5% reported in June 2012, and represents the second month of contraction in the index since June 2009, when the index registered 49.5%. Prior to this current two month period of contraction, the New Export Orders Index had registered 50% or above for the past 35 consecutive months.
The four industries reporting growth in new export orders in July 2012 are: Fabricated Metal Products; Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components; Chemical Products and Computer & Electronic Products.
The eight industries reporting a decrease in new export orders during July 2012 listed in order are: Textile Mills; Furniture & Related Products; Paper Products; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Machinery; Transportation Equipment; Primary Metals; and Apparel, Leather & Allied Products.
Six industries reported no change in export orders in July 2012 as compared to June 2012.
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Source - Institute for Supply Management