Finishing
Sub-Indices December November Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 51.3 45.3 6.0 Growing From Contracting 1
Production 49.6 50.5 -0.9 Contracting From Growing 1
Backlog 41.5 43.9 -2.4 Contracting Faster 6
Employment 48.2 51.9 -3.7 Contracting From Growing 1
Exports 51.4 47.3 4.1 Growing From Contracting 1
Supplier Deliveries 51.3 52.3 -1.0 Lengthening Less 37
Material Prices 58.9 60.8 -1.9 Increasing Less 37
Prices Received 53.5 51.0 2.5 Increasing More 3
Future Business Expectations 81.1 72.4 8.7 Improving More 37
Finishing Business Index 48.9 48.5 0.4 Contracting Slower 2