Durable Goods
Sub-Indices February January Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 54.6 55.3 -0.7 Growing Slower 17
Production 53.9 59.1 -5.2 Growing Slower 14
Backlog 43.9 47.6 -3.7 Contracting Faster 11
Employment 51.3 52.0 -0.7 Growing Slower 18
Exports 46.0 45.9 0.1 Contracting Slower 8
Supplier Deliveries 56.8 53.8 3.0 Lengthening More 39
Material Prices 54.4 54.3 0.1 Increasing More 39
Prices Received 50.1 50.7 -0.6 Increasing Less 15
Future Business Expectations 72.7 71.1 1.6 Improving More 39
Gardner Business Index 51.1 52.3 -1.2 Growing Slower 14