Medical
Sub-Indices January December Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 51.4 52.4 -1.0 Growing Slower 3
Production 47.1 50.0 -2.9 Contracting From Flat 1
Backlog 42.2 37.8 4.4 Contracting Slower 5
Employment 64.3 47.6 16.7 Growing From Contracting 1
Exports 60.0 46.3 13.7 Growing From Contracting 1
Supplier Deliveries 54.7 53.7 1.0 Lengthening Faster 4
Material Prices 68.6 54.9 13.7 Increasing More 5
Prices Received 34.3 46.2 -11.9 Decreasing More 2
Future Business Expectations 72.9 67.1 5.8 Improving More 6
Medical Business Index 53.3 48.0 5.3 Growing From Contracting 1