Metalworking
Sub-Indices March February Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 60.4 54.9 5.5 Growing Faster 6
Production 62.0 57.2 4.8 Growing Faster 6
Backlog 51.8 49.5 2.3 Growing From Contracting 1
Employment 56.1 56.3 -0.2 Growing Slower 6
Exports 50.0 47.9 2.1 Flat From Contracting 1
Supplier Deliveries 55.0 54.5 0.5 Lengthening More 9
Material Prices 63.0 64.9 -1.9 Increasing Less 52
Prices Received 50.3 51.2 -0.9 Increasing Less 4
Future Business Expectations 73.7 74.0 -0.3 Improving Less 58
Metalworking Business Index 55.9 53.4 2.5 Growing Faster 3