Medical
Sub-Indices May April Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 69.0 71.4 -2.4 Growing Slower 5
Production 69.0 47.2 21.8 Growing From Contracting 1
Backlog 35.7 60.0 -24.3 Contracting From Growing 1
Employment 66.7 56.9 9.8 Growing Faster 4
Exports 38.1 51.4 -13.3 Contracting From Growing 1
Supplier Deliveries 64.3 56.9 7.4 Lengthening Faster 5
Material Prices 64.3 76.4 -12.1 Increasing Less 14
Prices Received 52.4 55.7 -3.3 Increasing Less 4
Future Business Expectations 73.8 80.6 -6.8 Improving Less 22
Medical Business Index 57.1 57.3 -0.2 Growing Slower 4