Durable Goods
Sub-Indices September August Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 51.2 54.3 -3.1 Growing Slower 12
Production 53.1 56.0 -2.9 Growing Slower 9
Backlog 45.0 48.8 -3.8 Contracting Faster 6
Employment 54.3 51.8 2.5 Growing Faster 13
Exports 46.7 45.8 0.9 Contracting Slower 3
Supplier Deliveries 55.1 55.8 -0.7 Lengthening Less 34
Material Prices 64.4 64.8 -0.4 Increasing Less 34
Prices Received 51.4 51.3 0.1 Increasing More 10
Future Business Expectations 72.6 69.3 3.3 Improving More 34
Gardner Business Index 50.9 52.1 -1.2 Growing Slower 9