TABLE: Chicago Fed Midwest factory activity rose in April

CHICAGO, May 27 (BestGrowthStock) – Following are details from the
Chicago Federal Reserve Bank’s Midwest manufacturing index.

Percent change from month prior (seasonally adjusted) and
from year earlier:

Apr’10 Mar’10 Feb’10 Apr ’10/09
CFMMI 1.2 1.5 -0.2 7.5
Auto 0.1 2.4 -1.7 15.8
Steel 2.9 2.2 0.9 15.8
Machinery 1.8 1.3 -0.1 -0.7
Resources 1.0 1.1 0.7 7.5

Index levels (2002=100)

(Federal Reserve Board’s industrial production index for
manufacturing is given for comparison):

Apr’10 Mar’10 Feb’10
CFMMI 85.2 84.2 82.9
Auto 57.8 57.8 56.4
Steel 75.7 73.6 72.0
Machinery 93.1 91.5 90.3
Resources 108.7 107.7 106.5
IPMFG 103.2 102.1 101.0

NOTES:

The Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index is a monthly
estimate of manufacturing output in the region by major
industries. The survey covers the five states that make up the
seventh Federal Reserve district: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Michigan and Wisconsin.

Historial data available at http://www.chicagofed.org

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(Reporting by Ann Saphir)

TABLE: Chicago Fed Midwest factory activity rose in April