Finishing
Sub-Indices September August Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 47.1 54.4 -7.3 Contracting From Growing 1
Production 51.4 56.1 -4.7 Growing Slower 9
Backlog 45.3 46.3 -1.0 Contracting Faster 3
Employment 53.2 52.4 0.8 Growing Faster 5
Exports 45.7 45.6 0.1 Contracting Slower 3
Supplier Deliveries 55.4 55.7 -0.3 Lengthening Less 34
Material Prices 64.1 64.4 -0.3 Increasing Less 34
Prices Received 48.2 50.0 -1.8 Decreasing From Flat 1
Future Business Expectations 74.5 71.1 3.4 Improving More 34
Finishing Business Index 49.7 51.7 -2.0 Contracting From Growing 1