Durable Goods
Sub-Indices August July Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 54.3 53.5 0.8 Growing Faster 11
Production 56.0 55.4 0.6 Growing Faster 8
Backlog 48.8 46.7 2.1 Contracting Slower 5
Employment 51.8 53.1 -1.3 Growing Slower 12
Exports 45.8 48.7 -2.9 Contracting Faster 2
Supplier Deliveries 55.8 54.8 1.0 Lengthening More 33
Material Prices 64.8 65.5 -0.7 Increasing Less 33
Prices Received 51.3 52.7 -1.4 Increasing Less 9
Future Business Expectations 69.3 71.5 -2.2 Improving Less 33
Gardner Business Index 52.1 52.0 0.1 Growing Faster 8