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Business Sales to Inventory Ratio Rises, Manufacturing Sales Decline -1.1% for June 2012

The Manufacturing and Trade Sales and Inventories report shows a -1.1% decrease in sales and an +0.1% increase in inventories for June 2012. Sales declined -1.1% for manufacturers, -0.8% for retailers and -1.4% for wholesalers. This is the 3rd month in a row for declining sales and this is the largest monthly percentage decrease since March 2009.

 

Factory Orders Decline, -0.5% for June 2012

The Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders report shows a -0.5% new orders decrease for June. The last three of four months in manufacturing new orders have shown declines. May revised down, from +0.7% to +0.5%. This Census statistical release is called Factory Orders by the press and covers both durable and non-durable manufacturing orders, shipments and inventories.

Manufacturing ISM PMI 54.8% for April 2012

The April 2012 ISM Manufacturing Survey increased +1.4 percentage points to 54.8% PMI, and indicates U.S. Manufacturing grew at a faster pace in April. Survey respondents are concerned about economic conditions in Europe and worry about the meager U.S. job growth. Food and Beverages report warm weather increased their sales and Computers & Electronics says sales are slowing.

Factory Orders Up 1.3% for February 2012

The Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders report was released today. This report is called Factory Orders by the press and covers both durable and non-durable manufacturing orders, shipments and inventories. While new orders increased 1.3% from January, the first thing to notice is new orders have recovered to pre-recession levels.

 

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