Durable Goods
Sub-Indices December November Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 53.0 51.9 1.1 Growing Faster 15
Production 53.5 55.2 -1.7 Growing Slower 12
Backlog 46.4 45.4 1.0 Contracting Slower 9
Employment 52.5 54.3 -1.8 Growing Slower 16
Exports 49.3 47.5 1.8 Contracting Slower 6
Supplier Deliveries 55.1 53.6 1.5 Lengthening More 37
Material Prices 55.9 61.4 -5.5 Increasing Less 37
Prices Received 51.5 51.0 0.5 Increasing More 13
Future Business Expectations 75.0 72.8 2.2 Improving More 37
Gardner Business Index 51.6 51.3 0.3 Growing Faster 12