Durable Goods
Sub-Indices January December Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 55.3 53.0 2.3 Growing Faster 16
Production 59.1 53.5 5.6 Growing Faster 13
Backlog 47.6 46.4 1.2 Contracting Slower 10
Employment 52.0 52.5 -0.5 Growing Slower 17
Exports 45.9 49.3 -3.4 Contracting Faster 7
Supplier Deliveries 53.8 55.1 -1.3 Lengthening Less 38
Material Prices 54.3 55.9 -1.6 Increasing Less 38
Prices Received 50.7 51.5 -0.8 Increasing Less 14
Future Business Expectations 71.1 75.0 -3.9 Improving Less 38
Gardner Business Index 52.3 51.6 0.7 Growing Faster 13