Metalworking
Sub-Indices September August Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 50.2 54.6 -4.4 Growing Slower 12
Production 52.2 55.2 -3.0 Growing Slower 12
Backlog 44.8 49.0 -4.2 Contracting Faster 6
Employment 54.9 52.4 2.5 Growing Faster 12
Exports 47.4 46.0 1.4 Contracting Slower 6
Supplier Deliveries 55.7 56.4 -0.7 Lengthening Less 15
Material Prices 63.7 65.6 -1.9 Increasing Less 58
Prices Received 50.3 51.3 -1.0 Increasing Less 5
Future Business Expectations 72.0 69.7 2.3 Improving More 64
Metalworking Business Index 50.9 52.3 -1.4 Growing Slower 9