Finishing
Sub-Indices May April Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 50.9 50.0 0.9 Growing From Flat 1
Production 53.3 50.9 2.4 Growing Faster 5
Backlog 41.6 40.2 1.4 Contracting Slower 11
Employment 50.9 53.7 -2.8 Growing Slower 5
Exports 46.8 44.5 2.3 Contracting Slower 5
Supplier Deliveries 52.9 50.0 2.9 Lengthening From Flat 1
Material Prices 57.1 53.3 3.8 Increasing More 2
Prices Received 52.8 51.4 1.4 Increasing More 2
Future Business Expectations 71.6 73.8 -2.2 Improving Less 42
Finishing Business Index 49.4 48.2 1.2 Contracting Slower 2