Metalworking
Sub-Indices August July Change Direction Rate Trend
New Orders 54.6 52.9 1.7 Growing Faster 11
Production 55.2 54.6 0.6 Growing Faster 11
Backlog 49.0 46.9 2.1 Contracting Slower 5
Employment 52.4 53.6 -1.2 Growing Slower 11
Exports 46.0 48.0 -2.0 Contracting Faster 5
Supplier Deliveries 56.4 55.8 0.6 Lengthening More 14
Material Prices 65.6 64.7 0.9 Increasing More 57
Prices Received 51.3 52.4 -1.1 Increasing Less 4
Future Business Expectations 69.7 71.5 -1.8 Improving Less 63
Metalworking Business Index 52.3 51.9 0.4 Growing Faster 8