March 2009 Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on April 13, 2009

News release: “Economic activity in the manufacturing sector failed to grow in March for the 14th consecutive month, and the overall economy contracted for the sixth consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®…None of the 18 manufacturing industries reported growth in March. The industries reporting contraction in March — listed in order — are: Fabricated Metal Products; Textile Mills; Machinery; Chemical Products; Primary Metals; Printing & Related Support Activities; Transportation Equipment; Plastics & Rubber Products; Petroleum & Coal Products; Wood Products; Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; Furniture & Related Products; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Paper Products; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Computer & Electronic Products; and Apparel, Leather & Allied Products.”

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