Metalworking
Sub-Indices August July Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 51.5 43.3 8.2 Growing From Contracting 1
Production 53.1 46.6 6.5 Growing From Contracting 1
Backlog 42.4 40.4 2.0 Contracting Slower 29
Employment 49.0 46.3 2.7 Contracting Slower 13
Exports 45.6 43.2 2.4 Contracting Slower 29
Supplier Deliveries 50.9 51.9 -1.0 Lengthening Slower 6
Material Prices 58.8 57.0 1.8 Increasing More 6
Prices Received 49.7 46.4 3.3 Decreasing Less 15
Future Business Expectations 63.5 61.3 2.2 Improving More 87
Metalworking Business Index 48.7 45.3 3.4 Contracting Slower 17