Metalworking
Sub-Indices February January Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 53.8 52.2 1.6 Growing Faster 17
Production 53.0 57.9 -4.9 Growing Slower 17
Backlog 43.9 46.0 -2.1 Contracting Faster 11
Employment 50.8 52.2 -1.4 Growing Slower 17
Exports 46.6 45.3 1.3 Contracting Slower 11
Supplier Deliveries 56.6 53.3 3.3 Lengthening More 20
Material Prices 58.3 56.1 2.2 Increasing More 63
Prices Received 51.2 51.3 -0.1 Increasing Less 10
Future Business Expectations 72.0 70.6 1.4 Improving More 69
Metalworking Business Index 50.8 51.2 -0.4 Growing Slower 14