Manufacturing improves slightly in July

Freeman Staff

July 31, 2015

MILWAUKEE — For the past several months, manufacturing in the region has been constricting, but a report from Marquette University on Friday indicated it improved slightly in July.

Marquette-Institute of Supply Management Report on Manufacturing showed that manufacturing was at a seasonally adjusted level of 47.12 in July. Any number under 50 indicates a constricting market. However, in June the level was 46.55 and in May it was 47.70.

Respondents to the survey said that July appeared to have picked up in terms of orders and production and many of the suppliers were not growing significantly. In addition, distributors have been stocking less.

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