Durable Goods
Sub-Indices April March Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 56.7 61.0 -4.3 Growing Slower 6
Production 57.1 62.3 -5.2 Growing Slower 9
Backlog 51.2 52.8 -1.6 Growing Slower 4
Employment 55.1 56.6 -1.5 Growing Slower 7
Exports 47.3 48.5 -1.2 Contracting Faster 34
Supplier Deliveries 57.0 56.5 0.5 Lengthening Faster 15
Material Prices 69.5 70.1 -0.6 Increasing Less 5
Prices Received 53.4 54.2 -0.8 Increasing Less 5
Future Business Expectations 78.1 80.0 -1.9 Improving Less 65
Gardner Business Index 54.1 56.3 -2.2 Growing Slower 6