Metalworking
Sub-Indices December November Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 53.8 50.7 3.1 Growing Faster 15
Production 55.0 54.9 0.1 Growing Faster 15
Backlog 47.0 44.2 2.8 Contracting Slower 9
Employment 52.4 55.4 -3.0 Growing Slower 15
Exports 48.9 48.3 0.6 Contracting Slower 9
Supplier Deliveries 55.7 54.2 1.5 Lengthening More 18
Material Prices 56.6 63.0 -6.4 Increasing Less 61
Prices Received 51.8 51.8 0.0 Increasing Same 8
Future Business Expectations 72.9 72.7 0.2 Improving More 67
Metalworking Business Index 52.1 51.3 0.8 Growing Faster 12