Durable Goods
Sub-Indices January December Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 59.5 51.8 7.7 Growing Faster 3
Production 62.3 51.1 11.2 Growing Faster 6
Backlog 50.1 46.4 3.7 Growing From Contracting 1
Employment 53.1 51.7 1.4 Growing Faster 4
Exports 47.9 48.7 -0.8 Contracting Faster 31
Supplier Deliveries 53.7 52.7 1.0 Lengthening Faster 12
Material Prices 67.5 62.9 4.6 Increasing More 2
Prices Received 53.5 52.2 1.3 Increasing More 2
Future Business Expectations 81.2 80.1 1.1 Improving More 62
Gardner Business Index 54.4 50.4 4.0 Growing Faster 3