Metalworking
Sub-Indices January December Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 43.0 42.5 0.5 Contracting Slower 10
Production 46.8 43.7 3.1 Contracting Slower 7
Backlog 37.5 37.3 0.2 Contracting Slower 22
Employment 47.3 46.8 0.5 Contracting Slower 6
Exports 43.1 45.0 -1.9 Contracting Faster 22
Supplier Deliveries 48.5 48.8 -0.3 Shortening Faster 3
Material Prices 41.9 43.4 -1.5 Decreasing More 5
Prices Received 45.5 47.3 -1.8 Decreasing More 8
Future Business Expectations 58.8 62.5 -3.7 Improving Less 80
Metalworking Business Index 44.4 44.0 0.4 Contracting Slower 10