Metalworking
Sub-Indices May April Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 60.2 57.7 2.5 Growing Faster 7
Production 62.0 58.5 3.5 Growing Faster 7
Backlog 51.6 52.1 -0.5 Growing Slower 4
Employment 59.9 56.0 3.9 Growing Faster 6
Exports 49.6 48.0 1.6 Contracting Slower 38
Supplier Deliveries 59.3 56.7 2.6 Lengthening Faster 15
Material Prices 70.3 68.1 2.2 Increasing More 15
Prices Received 53.7 52.8 0.9 Increasing More 6
Future Business Expectations 76.9 78.2 -1.3 Improving Less 96
Metalworking Business Index 57.1 54.8 2.3 Growing Faster 5