The Chicago Purchasing Managers’ Business Barometer rose to 63.8 in April from 58.8 in March, the National Association of Purchasing Management-Chicago said Friday.

The production index rose to 63.1 from 60.5, the new-orders index rose to 65.2 from 61.8, the order backlogs index increased to 61.4 from 54.3 in the prior survey, and inventories fell to 50.1 from 52.4.

Subscribe Now

Independent and authoritative analysis and perspective for the bond buying industry.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.