Durable Goods
Sub-Indices August July Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 42.0 45.1 -3.1 Contracting Faster 5
Production 46.9 47.6 -0.7 Contracting Faster 2
Backlog 37.8 39.1 -1.3 Contracting Faster 17
Employment 47.2 53.3 -6.1 Contracting From Growing 1
Exports 42.5 44.0 -1.5 Contracting Faster 14
Supplier Deliveries 51.9 51.6 0.3 Lengthening Faster 45
Material Prices 49.7 55.1 -5.4 Decreasing From Increasing 1
Prices Received 49.2 49.3 -0.1 Decreasing More 3
Future Business Expectations 64.6 67.1 -2.5 Improving Less 45
Gardner Business Index 44.7 46.8 -2.1 Contracting Faster 5