May 1, 2012 / 2:06 PM / 5 years ago

RPT-TABLE-US ISM index 54.8 in April vs 53.4 in March

May 1 (Reuters) -    May 1 (Reuters) - The Institute for Supply Management
on Tuesday 	
reported its monthly indexes of manufacturing activity for April. 	
    A listing of the main ISM components follows:  	
 	
                April  March    Feb    Jan    Dec    Nov    Oct 	
PMI              54.8   53.4   52.4   54.1   53.1   52.2   51.8 	
New Orders       58.2   54.5   54.9   57.6   54.8   55.0   53.4 	
Production       61.0   58.3   55.3   55.7   58.9   55.7   52.7 	
Employment       57.3   56.1   53.2   54.3   54.8   52.4   54.0 	
Supplier Delvs   49.2   48.0   49.0   53.6   51.5   51.3   52.2 	
Inventories      48.5   50.0   49.5   49.5   45.5   46.5   46.5 	
Prices           61.0   61.0   61.5   55.5   47.5   45.0   41.0 	
Backlog Ords     49.5   52.5   52.0   52.5   48.0   45.0   47.5 	
Exports          59.0   54.0   59.5   55.0   53.0   52.0   50.0 	
Imports          53.5   53.5   54.0   52.5   54.0   49.0   49.5 	
 	
  FORECAST: 	
  Reuters survey of economists on average expected a median reading   	
of 53.0 in April versus a March reading of 53.4. 	
 	
  THE SURVEY: The Manufacturing ISM Report On Business is  	
based on data provided monthly by purchasing executives at over  	
350 industrial companies. It reflects changes in the current  	
month compared with the previous month. Responses are raw  	
data. 	
 	
  FULL TEXT: 	
  Reuters Terminal users should click for the  	
text of the Institute for Supply Management's Purchasing  	
Managers Survey. It can be found on the Internet at the  	
following address:

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