Finishing
Sub-Indices August July Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 49.5 39.9 9.6 Contracting Slower 14
Production 50.5 42.8 7.7 Growing From Contracting 1
Backlog 41.1 34.8 6.3 Contracting Slower 26
Employment 48.2 47.6 0.6 Contracting Slower 2
Exports 42.2 43.6 -1.4 Contracting Faster 20
Supplier Deliveries 49.5 52.9 -3.4 Shortening From Lengthening 1
Material Prices 58.9 65.8 -6.9 Increasing Less 6
Prices Received 51.4 49.0 2.4 Increasing From Decreasing 1
Future Business Expectations 62.6 61.5 1.1 Improving More 57
Finishing Business Index 46.8 43.6 3.2 Contracting Slower 14