Durable Goods
Sub-Indices March February Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 61.1 54.9 6.2 Growing Faster 6
Production 62.3 56.1 6.2 Growing Faster 3
Backlog 52.3 49.3 3.0 Growing From Contracting 1
Employment 57.0 54.9 2.1 Growing Faster 7
Exports 50.5 47.4 3.1 Growing From Contracting 1
Supplier Deliveries 55.3 55.1 0.2 Lengthening More 28
Material Prices 63.7 65.7 -2.0 Increasing Less 28
Prices Received 50.5 50.7 -0.2 Increasing Less 4
Future Business Expectations 74.7 75.4 -0.7 Improving Less 28
Gardner Business Index 56.4 53.0 3.4 Growing Faster 3