TABLE-Chicago PMI index 56.7 in Aug vs 62.3 in July

Aug 31 (BestGrowthStock) – The Institute for Supply
Management-Chicago said on Tuesday its index of Midwest
business activity fell in August to 56.7 in July.

Economists polled by Reuters had forecast an August figure
of 57.0
(seasonal adj)

Aug July June May Apr Mar
NAPM-Chicago 56.7 62.3 59.1 59.7 63.8 58.8
Production 57.6 65.0 64.2 61.0 63.1 60.5
New Orders* 55.0 64.6 59.1 62.7 65.2 61.8
Order Backlog* 56.2 57.6 50.7 52.7 61.4 54.3
Inventories 46.5 50.8 46.5 56.4 50.1 52.4
Employment* 55.5 56.6 54.2 49.2 57.2 53.1
Supplier Deliveries* 61.2 59.4 60.7 65.1 64.9 57.8
Prices Paid 57.2 58.1 61.9 64.0 71.4 66.6
The * indicates components used to calculate index.

TABLE-Chicago PMI index 56.7 in Aug vs 62.3 in July