Metalworking
Sub-Indices October September Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 53.4 50.5 2.9 Growing Faster 13
Production 56.1 52.3 3.8 Growing Faster 13
Backlog 45.3 44.6 0.7 Contracting Slower 7
Employment 52.7 54.8 -2.1 Growing Slower 13
Exports 45.2 47.2 -2.0 Contracting Faster 7
Supplier Deliveries 54.3 55.4 -1.1 Lengthening Less 16
Material Prices 63.8 64.1 -0.3 Increasing Less 59
Prices Received 51.4 50.5 0.9 Increasing More 6
Future Business Expectations 67.3 72.2 -4.9 Improving Less 65
Metalworking Business Index 51.2 50.8 0.4 Growing Faster 10