Finishing
Sub-Indices February January Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 53.6 57.6 -4.0 Growing Slower 3
Production 52.5 57.6 -5.1 Growing Slower 2
Backlog 47.5 48.7 -1.2 Contracting Faster 8
Employment 53.5 50.9 2.6 Growing Faster 2
Exports 48.3 49.1 -0.8 Contracting Faster 2
Supplier Deliveries 57.1 51.8 5.3 Lengthening More 39
Material Prices 54.0 54.9 -0.9 Increasing Less 39
Prices Received 46.4 52.7 -6.3 Decreasing From Increasing 1
Future Business Expectations 70.9 71.2 -0.3 Improving Less 39
Finishing Business Index 52.1 52.6 -0.5 Growing Slower 2