Durable Goods
Sub-Indices December November Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 51.8 51.6 0.2 Growing Faster 2
Production 51.1 51.9 -0.8 Growing Slower 5
Backlog 46.4 44.4 2.0 Contracting Slower 33
Employment 51.7 51.4 0.3 Growing Faster 3
Exports 48.7 47.4 1.3 Contracting Slower 30
Supplier Deliveries 52.7 53.7 -1.0 Lengthening Slower 11
Material Prices 62.9 57.2 5.7 Increasing More 1-
Prices Received 52.2 48.6 3.6 Increasing From Decreasing 1
Future Business Expectations 80.1 78.9 1.2 Improving More 61
Gardner Business Index 50.4 50.1 0.3 Growing Faster 2