Metalworking
Sub-Indices May April Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 43.3 47.0 -3.7 Contracting Faster 2
Production 44.5 45.9 -1.4 Contracting Faster 2
Backlog 38.4 41.2 -2.8 Contracting Faster 26
Employment 46.8 45.2 1.6 Contracting Slower 10
Exports 46.0 43.5 2.5 Contracting Slower 26
Supplier Deliveries 52.6 52.6 0.0 Lengthening Flat 3
Material Prices 59.4 53.0 6.4 Increasing More 3
Prices Received 47.7 48.3 -0.6 Decreasing More 12
Future Business Expectations 63.5 63.5 0.0 Improving Same 84
Metalworking Business Index 45.3 45.9 -0.6 Contracting Faster 14