ISM's New Export Orders Index registered 47.5% in June 2012, which is 6 percentage points lower than the 53.5% reported in May 2012 and represents the first month of contraction in the index since June 2009, when the index registered 49.5%. Prior to this month, the New Export Orders Index had registered 50 percent or above for the past 35 consecutive months.
The six industries reporting growth in new export orders in June 2012 listed in order are: Textile Mills; Wood Products; Furniture & Related Products; Fabricated Metal Products; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; and Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components.
The seven industries reporting a decrease in new export orders during June 2012 listed in order are: Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Apparel, Leather & Allied Products; Paper Products; Machinery; Chemical Products; Computer & Electronic Products and Transportation Equipment.
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Source - Institute for Supply Management