Metalworking
Sub-Indices April March Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 47.0 53.5 -6.5 Contracting From Growing 1
Production 45.9 51.2 -5.3 Contracting From Growing 1
Backlog 41.2 46.6 -5.4 Contracting Faster 25
Employment 45.2 49.3 -4.1 Contracting Faster 9
Exports 43.5 46.4 -2.9 Contracting Faster 25
Supplier Deliveries 52.6 51.1 1.5 Lengthening Faster 2
Material Prices 53.0 52.1 0.9 Increasing More 2
Prices Received 48.3 46.1 2.2 Decreasing Less 11
Future Business Expectations 63.5 67.3 -3.8 Improving Less 83
Metalworking Business Index 45.9 49.7 -3.8 Contracting Faster 13