Faster increases were seen in production (62.3 from 61.5), inventories (50.8 from 50.2), new export orders (56.3 from 55.6) and imports (59 from 54.1). Also, supllier deliveries slowed (68.2 from 62) and price pressures eased (76.8 from 79.5). On the other hand, new orders (63.5 from 63.7) and employment (56 from 56.3) rose slightly less.
Of the 18 manufacturing industries, 17 reported growth in June, in the following order: Textile Mills; Wood Products; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Printing & Related Support Activities; Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components; Fabricated Metal Products; Computer & Electronic Products; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; Paper Products; Transportation Equipment; Furniture & Related Products; Machinery; Primary Metals; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Chemical Products; Petroleum & Coal Products; and Plastics & Rubber Products. No industry reported a decrease in June compared to May.