Medical
Sub-Indices January December Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 55.7 50.0 5.7 Growing From Flat 1
Production 58.6 40.3 18.3 Growing From Contracting 1
Backlog 28.6 40.3 -11.7 Contracting Faster 5
Employment 50.0 45.2 4.8 Flat From Contracting 1
Exports 40.6 39.7 0.9 Contracting Slower 3
Supplier Deliveries 59.7 50.0 9.7 Lengthening From Flat 1
Material Prices 67.7 55.6 12.1 Increasing More 10
Prices Received 42.9 50.0 -7.1 Decreasing From Same 1
Future Business Expectations 81.4 70.8 10.6 Improving More 18
Medical Business Index 48.9 44.2 4.7 Contracting Slower 6