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TABLE-US ISM index 51.5 in September versus 49.6 in August

Oct 1 (Reuters) - The Institute for Supply Management on Monday reported its monthly indexes of manufacturing activity for September.

A listing of the main ISM components follows:

Sept Aug July June May April March PMI 51.5 49.6 49.8 49.7 53.5 54.8 53.4 New Orders 52.3 47.1 48.0 47.8 60.1 58.2 54.5 Production 49.5 47.2 51.3 51.0 55.6 61.0 58.3 Employment 54.7 51.6 52.0 56.6 56.9 57.3 56.1 Supplier Delvs 50.3 49.3 48.7 48.9 48.7 49.2 48.0 Inventories 50.5 53.0 49.0 44.0 46.0 48.5 50.0 Prices 58.0 54.0 39.5 37.0 47.5 61.0 61.0 Backlog Ords 44.0 42.5 43.0 44.5 47.0 49.5 52.5 Exports 48.5 47.0 46.5 47.5 53.5 59.0 54.0 Imports 49.5 49.0 50.5 53.5 53.5 53.5 53.5 FORECAST:

Reuters survey of economists on average expected a median reading of 49.7 in September versus an August reading of 49.6.

THE SURVEY: The Manufacturing ISM Report On Business is based on data provided monthly by purchasing executives at over 350 industrial companies. It reflects changes in the current month compared with the previous month. Responses are raw data.

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