ISM's Backlog of Orders Index registered 44.5% in June 2012, which is 2.5 percentage points lower than the 47% reported in May 2012. Of the 86% of respondents who reported their backlog of orders, 16% reported greater backlogs, 27% reported smaller backlogs and 57% reported no change from May 2012.
The five industries reporting increased order backlogs in June 2012 are Furniture & Related Products; Primary Metals; Printing & Related Support Activities; Chemical Products; and Miscellaneous Manufacturing.
The 10 industries reporting decreases in order backlogs during June 2012 listed in order are: Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Petroleum & Coal Products; Wood Products; Computer & Electronic Products; Apparel, Leather & Allied Products; Plastics & Rubber Products; Paper Products; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; Machinery; and Transportation Equipment.
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Source - Institute for Supply Management