Metalworking
Sub-Indices January December Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 59.0 50.8 8.2 Growing Faster 3
Production 61.3 50.1 11.2 Growing Faster 3
Backlog 48.4 45.4 3.0 Contracting Slower 34
Employment 52.8 51.6 1.2 Growing Faster 2
Exports 47.3 47.2 0.1 Contracting Slower 34
Supplier Deliveries 53.7 53.5 0.2 Lengthening Faster 11
Material Prices 67.6 63.0 4.6 Increasing More 11
Prices Received 52.8 51.3 1.5 Increasing More 2
Future Business Expectations 80.9 79.2 1.7 Improving More 92
Metalworking Business Index 53.8 49.8 4.0 Growing From Contracting 1