Durable Goods
Sub-Indices January December Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 44.9 43.0 1.9 Contracting Slower 10
Production 45.9 43.8 2.1 Contracting Slower 7
Backlog 38.6 36.6 2.0 Contracting Slower 22
Employment 48.0 46.6 1.4 Contracting Slower 6
Exports 43.4 43.8 -0.4 Contracting Faster 19
Supplier Deliveries 49.4 49.2 0.2 Shortening Slower 3
Material Prices 42.9 45.3 -2.4 Decreasing More 6
Prices Received 46.0 46.9 -0.9 Decreasing More 8
Future Business Expectations 61.0 63.6 -2.6 Improving Less 50
Gardner Business Index 45.0 43.8 1.2 Contracting Slower 10