Finishing
Sub-Indices May April Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 59.2 53.0 6.2 Growing Faster 5
Production 58.4 53.8 4.6 Growing Faster 5
Backlog 48.8 45.5 3.3 Contracting Slower 3
Employment 58.5 54.5 4.0 Growing Faster 7
Exports 48.7 47.1 1.6 Contracting Slower 29
Supplier Deliveries 57.0 54.9 2.1 Lengthening Faster 8
Material Prices 70.2 69.2 1.0 Increasing More 15
Prices Received 55.0 53.9 1.1 Increasing More 6
Future Business Expectations 75.2 77.2 -2.0 Improving Less 66
Finishing Business Index 55.1 51.4 3.7 Growing Faster 5