Durable Goods
Sub-Indices October September Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 54.2 51.3 2.9 Growing Faster 13
Production 55.9 53.0 2.9 Growing Faster 10
Backlog 46.5 44.8 1.7 Contracting Slower 7
Employment 52.1 54.2 -2.1 Growing Slower 14
Exports 45.8 46.6 -0.8 Contracting Faster 4
Supplier Deliveries 53.9 54.7 -0.8 Lengthening Less 35
Material Prices 64.6 64.8 -0.2 Increasing Less 35
Prices Received 51.5 51.7 -0.2 Increasing Less 11
Future Business Expectations 67.9 72.5 -4.6 Improving Less 35
Gardner Business Index 51.4 50.8 0.6 Growing Faster 10