Medical
Sub-Indices August July Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 48.4 62.0 -13.6 Contracting From Growing 1
Production 39.7 77.0 -37.3 Contracting From Growing 1
Backlog 61.3 47.0 14.3 Growing From Contracting 1
Employment 53.2 52.0 1.2 Growing Faster 8
Exports 41.9 33.0 8.9 Contracting Slower 2
Supplier Deliveries 41.9 60.0 -18.1 Shortening From Lengthening 1
Material Prices 69.4 58.0 11.4 Increasing More 5
Prices Received 48.4 48.0 0.4 Decreasing Less 3
Future Business Expectations 66.1 87.0 -20.9 Improving Less 13
Medical Business Index 47.7 55.2 -7.5 Contracting From Growing 1