Durable Goods
Sub-Indices August July Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 51.7 44.0 7.7 Growing From Contracting 1
Production 52.9 46.4 6.5 Growing From Contracting 1
Backlog 42.1 39.9 2.2 Contracting Slower 29
Employment 49.0 46.9 2.1 Contracting Slower 5
Exports 45.7 44.4 1.3 Contracting Slower 26
Supplier Deliveries 50.8 51.4 -0.6 Lengthening Slower 7
Material Prices 58.1 57.1 1.0 Increasing More 6
Prices Received 49.8 47.5 2.3 Decreasing Less 15
Future Business Expectations 65.3 63.4 1.9 Improving More 57
Gardner Business Index 48.7 45.5 3.2 Contracting Slower 5