Metalworking
Sub-Indices November October Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 51.2 49.0 2.2 Growing From Contracting 1
Production 51.3 50.0 1.3 Growing From Flat 1
Backlog 44.4 42.0 2.4 Contracting Slower 32
Employment 49.9 50.3 -0.4 Contracting From Growing 1
Exports 47.9 47.1 0.8 Contracting Slower 32
Supplier Deliveries 53.6 52.0 1.6 Lengthening Faster 9
Material Prices 57.3 55.3 2.0 Increasing More 9
Prices Received 47.1 48.2 -1.1 Decreasing More 18
Future Business Expectations 77.4 65.0 12.4 Improving More 90
Metalworking Business Index 49.7 48.4 1.3 Contracting Slower 20