Metalworking
Sub-Indices December November Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 50.8 51.2 -0.4 Growing Slower 2
Production 50.1 51.3 -1.2 Growing Slower 2
Backlog 45.4 44.4 1.0 Contracting Slower 33
Employment 51.6 49.9 1.7 Growing From Contracting 1
Exports 47.2 47.9 -0.7 Contracting Faster 33
Supplier Deliveries 53.5 53.6 -0.1 Lengthening Slower 10
Material Prices 63.0 57.3 5.7 Increasing More 10
Prices Received 51.3 47.1 4.2 Increasing From Decreasing 1
Future Business Expectations 79.2 77.4 1.8 Improving More 91
Metalworking Business Index 49.8 49.7 0.1 Contracting Slower 21