TABLE-Chicago PMI index 40.1 in April vs 31.4 in March

Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:46am EDT

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 April 30 (Reuters) - The Institute for Supply
Management-Chicago said on Thursday its index of Midwest
business activity rose in April to 40.1 from 31.4 in March.
 Economists polled by Reuters had forecast a April figure of
35.0.
(seasonal adj)
                     April  March   Feb   Jan   Dec   Nov
NAPM-Chicago            40.1   31.4    34.2  33.3  35.1  33.6
Production              38.1   32.7    34.7  29.7  32.4  34.1
New Orders*             42.1   30.9    30.6  30.7  31.5  29.2
Order Backlog*          36.9   21.3    29.3  26.5  26.3  28.4
Inventories             30.6   34.9    33.0  38.0  38.8  41.6
Employment*             31.8   28.1    26.2  34.8  39.2  33.4
Supplier Deliveries*    45.4   48.4    51.0  51.9  50.1  50.0
Prices Paid             28.4   34.1    37.8  39.8  32.7  54.1
The * indicates components used to calculate index.

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