Metalworking
Sub-Indices March February Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 57.0 53.8 3.2 Growing Faster 18
Production 58.0 53.0 5.0 Growing Faster 18
Backlog 45.0 43.9 1.1 Contracting Slower 12
Employment 54.7 50.8 3.9 Growing Faster 18
Exports 46.7 46.6 0.1 Contracting Slower 12
Supplier Deliveries 54.0 56.6 -2.6 Lengthening Less 21
Material Prices 54.1 58.3 -4.2 Increasing Less 64
Prices Received 50.0 51.2 -1.2 Flat From Increasing 1
Future Business Expectations 72.3 72.0 0.3 Improving More 70
Metalworking Business Index 52.6 50.8 1.8 Growing Faster 15