Finishing
Sub-Indices August July Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 54.4 53.5 0.9 Growing Faster 8
Production 56.1 55.4 0.7 Growing Faster 8
Backlog 46.3 46.7 -0.4 Contracting Faster 2
Employment 52.4 53.1 -0.7 Growing Slower 4
Exports 45.6 48.7 -3.1 Contracting Faster 2
Supplier Deliveries 55.7 54.8 0.9 Lengthening More 33
Material Prices 64.4 65.5 -1.1 Increasing Less 33
Prices Received 50.0 52.7 -2.7 Flat From Increasing 1
Future Business Expectations 71.1 71.5 -0.4 Improving Less 33
Finishing Business Index 51.7 52.0 -0.3 Growing Slower 8