Finishing
Sub-Indices October September Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 56.2 48.0 8.2 Growing From Contracting 1
Production 57.1 52.0 5.1 Growing Faster 10
Backlog 48.6 45.6 3.0 Contracting Slower 4
Employment 53.9 53.1 0.8 Growing Faster 6
Exports 48.5 46.3 2.2 Contracting Slower 4
Supplier Deliveries 54.0 54.8 -0.8 Lengthening Less 35
Material Prices 65.3 64.7 0.6 Increasing More 35
Prices Received 53.6 49.3 4.3 Increasing From Decreasing 1
Future Business Expectations 72.8 74.1 -1.3 Improving Less 35
Finishing Business Index 53.0 50.0 3.0 Growing From Contracting 1