The delivery performance of suppliers to manufacturing organizations was slower in July as the Supplier Deliveries Index registered 50.4 percent, which is 5.9 percentage points lower than the 56.3 percent registered in June. This is the 26th consecutive month the Supplier Deliveries Index has been above 50 percent. A reading above 50 percent indicates slower deliveries.
The nine industries reporting slower supplier deliveries in July — listed in order — are: Petroleum & Coal Products; Furniture & Related Products; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Primary Metals; Transportation Equipment; Machinery; Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components; Chemical Products; and Computer & Electronic Products. The only industry reporting faster deliveries in July is Fabricated Metal Products. Eight industries reported no change in supplier deliveries in July compared to June.