Finishing
Sub-Indices March February Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 57.3 53.6 3.7 Growing Faster 4
Production 61.9 52.5 9.4 Growing Faster 3
Backlog 44.3 47.5 -3.2 Contracting Slower 9
Employment 53.9 53.5 0.4 Growing Faster 3
Exports 41.6 48.3 -6.7 Contracting Faster 3
Supplier Deliveries 49.4 57.1 -7.7 Shortening From Lengthening 40
Material Prices 50.0 54.0 -4.0 Flat From Increasing 1
Prices Received 48.9 46.4 2.5 Decreasing Less 2
Future Business Expectations 77.0 70.9 6.1 Improving More 40
Finishing Business Index 51.4 52.1 -0.7 Growing Slower 3