Durable Goods
Sub-Indices May April Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 48.7 49.8 -1.1 Contracting Faster 2
Production 50.5 51.0 -0.5 Growing Slower 2
Backlog 41.5 42.3 -0.8 Contracting Faster 14
Employment 50.3 51.0 -0.7 Growing Slower 21
Exports 46.1 46.0 0.1 Contracting Slower 11
Supplier Deliveries 53.4 52.1 1.3 Lengthening More 42
Material Prices 55.4 53.8 1.6 Increasing More 42
Prices Received 50.2 49.4 0.8 Increasing From Decreasing 1
Future Business Expectations 66.9 70.5 -3.6 Improving Less 42
Gardner Business Index 48.4 48.7 -0.3 Contracting Faster 2