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Housing Permits Fall Below 100,000 in April

Housing Permits Fall Below 100,000 in April

There were 96,900 housing permits filed in April 2020. Permits filed in April were down 18.4% compared with one year ago, which was the first month of contraction since June 2019.
Cutting Tool Orders Below $190 Million for Four of Five Months

Cutting Tool Orders Below $190 Million for Four of Five Months

Due to the effects of the coronavirus, the GBI annual rate of contraction accelerated since March. A bottom in the annual contraction of cutting tool orders cannot be expected until seven to 10 months after a bottom in the GBI annual rate of change.
Durable Goods Capacity Utilization Falls to Lowest Rate Ever

Durable Goods Capacity Utilization Falls to Lowest Rate Ever

In April, durable goods capacity utilization was 55.3%, which was the lowest rate ever. Compared with one year ago, capacity utilization contracted 26.6%, which was the fastest rate of month-over-month contraction ever. 
Durable Goods Production Contracts at Fastest Rate Ever

Durable Goods Production Contracts at Fastest Rate Ever

The durable goods production index fell to 79.9, contracting 26.4% month-over-month. That was the fastest rate of month-over-month contraction in the index since its inception.
April 2020 Auto Industry Data Point to Rapid Deterioration of the Market

April 2020 Auto Industry Data Point to Rapid Deterioration of the Market

Automotive production at the end of March had fallen by one-third according to several measures.  This decline was outpaced by a near 50% reduction in demand as measured by unit sales.  April’s data reported a near complete shutdown of vehicle production across the country. 
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