Metalworking
Sub-Indices July June Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 43.9 46.5 -2.6 Contracting Faster 4
Production 45.9 50.3 -4.4 Contracting From Growing 1
Backlog 38.9 42.2 -3.3 Contracting Faster 16
Employment 53.8 50.0 3.8 Growing From Flat 1
Exports 42.6 43.8 -1.2 Contracting Faster 16
Supplier Deliveries 51.7 53.4 -1.7 Lengthening Slower 25
Material Prices 55.3 55.3 0.0 Increasing Same 68
Prices Received 49.4 49.1 0.3 Decreasing Less 2
Future Business Expectations 65.1 64.4 0.7 Improving More 74
Metalworking Business Index 46.1 47.7 -1.6 Contracting Faster 4