ISM's Imports Index registered 53.5% in June 2012, the same percentage rate as reported for four consecutive months. The Imports Index reflects seven months of growth following only two months of contraction in the past 34 months.
The six industries reporting growth in imports during the month of June 2012 listed in order are: Furniture & Related Products; Fabricated Metal Products; Paper Products; Machinery; Transportation Equipment; and Primary Metals.
The five industries reporting a decrease in imports during June 2012 are Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Petroleum & Coal Products; Apparel, Leather & Allied Products; Computer & Electronic Products; and Chemical Products.
Seven industries reported no change in import orders in June 2012 as compared to May 2012.
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Source - Institute for Supply Management