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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Growth in Manufacturing! Can it Continue?

ISM details:

  • Production is picking up as demand [for] orders is being accelerated." (Nonmetallic Mineral Products)
  • Demand from automotive manufacturers increasing thanks to 'Cash for Clunkers.'" (Fabricated Metal Products)
  • In addition to improved business come the complications of a supply chain drained of inventory." (Paper Products)
  • The sudden increase in customer demand, plus the low inventories held at services centers, is causing a shortage in the supply of raw steel." (Transportation Equipment)
  • [It] appears customers' inventories are getting low, and they are cautiously placing orders." (Apparel, Leather & Allied Products)

Source: ISM