Durable Goods
Sub-Indices May April Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 46.4 47.5 -1.1 Contracting Faster 2
Production 47.5 45.5 2.0 Contracting Slower 2
Backlog 39.8 41.5 -1.7 Contracting Faster 26
Employment 49.6 46.7 2.9 Contracting Slower 2
Exports 46.1 43.1 3.0 Contracting Slower 23
Supplier Deliveries 52.3 52.6 -0.3 Lengthening Slower 4
Material Prices 59.0 54.7 4.3 Increasing More 3
Prices Received 49.1 47.9 1.2 Decreasing Less 12
Future Business Expectations 65.4 64.2 1.2 Improving More 54
Gardner Business Index 47.0 46.1 0.9 Contracting Slower 2