Durable Goods
Sub-Indices April March Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 49.8 56.0 -6.2 Contracting From Growing 1
Production 51.0 58.0 -7.0 Growing Slower 1
Backlog 42.3 45.0 -2.7 Contracting Faster 13
Employment 51.0 54.7 -3.7 Growing Slower 20
Exports 46.0 46.0 0.0 Contracting Flat 10
Supplier Deliveries 52.1 53.3 -1.2 Lengthening Less 41
Material Prices 53.8 52.1 1.7 Increasing More 41
Prices Received 49.4 49.9 -0.5 Decreasing More 17
Future Business Expectations 70.5 72.3 -1.8 Improving Less 41
Gardner Business Index 48.7 52.2 -3.5 Contracting From Growing 1