Finishing
Sub-Indices December November Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 48.2 49.6 -1.4 Contracting Faster 18
Production 49.1 50.0 -0.9 Contracting From Flat 1
Backlog 42.7 44.8 -2.1 Contracting Faster 30
Employment 50.5 51.3 -0.8 Growing Slower 2
Exports 49.5 45.4 4.1 Contracting Slower 24
Supplier Deliveries 53.3 53.5 -0.2 Lengthening Slower 4
Material Prices 68.2 62.4 5.8 Increasing More 10
Prices Received 54.1 48.2 5.9 Increasing From Decreasing 1
Future Business Expectations 84.7 83.6 1.1 Improving More 61
Finishing Business Index 48.9 49.1 -0.2 Contracting Faster 18