Metalworking
Sub-Indices March February Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 60.3 60.4 -0.1 Growing Slower 5
Production 63.2 61.9 1.3 Growing Faster 5
Backlog 52.9 53.5 -0.6 Growing Slower 2
Employment 56.8 57.3 -0.5 Growing Slower 4
Exports 48.2 48.2 0.0 Contracting Flat 36
Supplier Deliveries 57.1 54.6 2.5 Lengthening Faster 13
Material Prices 67.5 67.2 0.3 Increasing More 13
Prices Received 53.5 54.6 -1.1 Increasing Less 4
Future Business Expectations 80.8 81.5 -0.7 Improving Less 94
Metalworking Business Index 56.4 56.0 0.4 Growing Faster 3