Metalworking
Sub-Indices February January Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 60.4 59.0 1.4 Growing Faster 4
Production 61.9 61.3 0.6 Growing Faster 4
Backlog 53.5 48.4 5.1 Growing From Contracting 1
Employment 57.3 52.8 4.5 Growing Faster 3
Exports 48.2 47.3 0.9 Contracting Slower 35
Supplier Deliveries 54.6 53.7 0.9 Lengthening Faster 12
Material Prices 67.2 67.6 -0.4 Increasing Less 12
Prices Received 54.6 52.8 1.8 Increasing More 3
Future Business Expectations 81.5 80.9 0.6 Improving More 93
Metalworking Business Index 56.0 53.8 2.2 Growing Faster 2