Durable Goods
Sub-Indices April March Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 47.5 54.2 -6.7 Contracting From Growing 1
Production 45.5 52.4 -6.9 Contracting From Growing 1
Backlog 41.5 45.3 -3.8 Contracting Faster 25
Employment 46.7 51.1 -4.4 Contracting From Growing 1
Exports 43.1 46.5 -3.4 Contracting Faster 22
Supplier Deliveries 52.6 50.8 1.8 Lengthening Faster 3
Material Prices 54.7 51.9 2.8 Increasing More 2
Prices Received 47.9 46.9 1.0 Decreasing Less 11
Future Business Expectations 64.2 68.2 -4.0 Improving Less 53
Gardner Business Index 46.1 50.0 -3.9 Contracting From Flat 1