Durable Goods
Sub-Indices March February Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 56.0 54.6 1.4 Growing Faster 18
Production 58.0 53.9 4.1 Growing Faster 15
Backlog 45.0 43.9 1.1 Contracting Slower 12
Employment 54.7 51.3 3.4 Growing Faster 19
Exports 46.0 46.0 0.0 Contracting Flat 9
Supplier Deliveries 53.3 56.8 -3.5 Lengthening Less 40
Material Prices 52.1 54.4 -2.3 Increasing Less 40
Prices Received 49.9 50.1 -0.2 Decreasing From Increasing 16
Future Business Expectations 72.3 72.7 -0.4 Improving Less 40
Gardner Business Index 52.2 51.1 1.1 Growing Faster 15