ISM’s New Export Orders Index registered 61 percent in April, 0.5 percentage point lower than the 61.5 percent reported in March. This is the 10th consecutive month of growth in the New Export Orders Index.
The 13 industries reporting growth in new export orders in April — listed in order — are: Apparel, Leather & Allied Products; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Furniture & Related Products; Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components; Paper Products; Plastics & Rubber Products; Chemical Products; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; Transportation Equipment; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Computer & Electronic Products; Fabricated Metal Products; and Machinery. There were no industry reports of a decrease in export orders during April.
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