KSU: Georgia manufacturing slowdown persists

Georgia’s manufacturing slowdown continued through June, according to the Econometric Center…

Georgia (Jul 3, 2013) — Georgia’s manufacturing slowdown continued through June, according to the Econometric Center at Kennesaw State University’s Michael J. Coles College of Business.


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Georgia’s June PMI of 52.1 is 1.7 points lower than May and 3.4 points below its six-month average of 55.4, said Don Sabbarese, director of the Econometric Center and professor of economics at Kennesaw State.

A PMI reading above 50 shows manufacturing activity is expanding, while a reading below 50 shows it is contracting.

Other highlights from the report:

  • New orders rose 2.1 points to 60.4
  • Production went up 2.1 points to 56.3
  • Employment went down 2.1 points to 52.1
  • Supplier delivery decreased 4.2 points to 47.9
  • Finished inventory shrank 6.3 points to 43.8
  • Commodity prices dipped 2.1 points to 45.8


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