Medical
Sub-Indices September August Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 46.4 74.0 -27.6 Contracting From Growing 1
Production 60.7 61.5 -0.8 Growing Slower 8
Backlog 54.8 54.2 0.6 Growing Faster 2
Employment 57.1 60.4 -3.3 Growing Slower 2
Exports 58.3 53.1 5.2 Growing Faster 4
Supplier Deliveries 61.3 51.0 10.3 Lengthening More 3
Material Prices 75.0 61.5 13.5 Increasing More 25
Prices Received 50.0 55.2 -5.2 Flat From Increasing 1
Future Business Expectations 73.2 80.2 -7.0 Improving Less 34
Medical Business Index 56.4 59.0 -2.6 Growing Slower 8