Metalworking
Sub-Indices April March Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 48.0 57.0 -9.0 Contracting From Growing 1
Production 50.6 58.0 -7.4 Growing Slower 19
Backlog 40.9 45.0 -4.1 Contracting Faster 13
Employment 51.1 54.7 -3.6 Growing Slower 19
Exports 45.7 46.7 -1.0 Contracting Faster 13
Supplier Deliveries 51.2 54.0 -2.8 Lengthening Less 22
Material Prices 52.6 54.1 -1.5 Increasing Less 65
Prices Received 48.7 50.0 -1.3 Decreasing From Flat 1
Future Business Expectations 68.3 72.3 -4.0 Improving Less 71
Metalworking Business Index 47.9 52.6 -4.7 Contracting From Growing 1