ISM's New Orders Index registered 47.8% in June 2012, which is a decrease of 12.3 percentage points when compared to the May 2012 reading of 60.1%. This represents a contraction in new orders for the first time since April 2009, when the New Orders Index registered 46.8%. A New Orders Index above 52.3%, over time, is generally consistent with an increase in the Census Bureau's series on manufacturing orders (in constant USD 2000).
The seven industries reporting growth in new orders in June 2012 listed in order are: Printing & Related Support Activities; Furniture & Related Products; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Fabricated Metal Products; Primary Metals; Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components; and Paper Products.
The 10 industries reporting a decrease in new orders during June 2012 listed in order are: Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Wood Products; Plastics & Rubber Products; Petroleum & Coal Products; Chemical Products; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; Transportation Equipment; Computer & Electronic Products; Machinery; and Apparel, Leather & Allied Products.
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Source - Institute for Supply Management
Source - SGRI