February 2009

                     February vs. January          Six Months from now
                                                   vs. February

               Prev.                           Prev.
               Diff.  Inc. No ch. Dec. Diff.   Diff.  Inc. No ch. Dec. Diff.
               Index                   Index   Index                   Index

General Busines -24.3  10.2  38.3  51.5 -41.3     7.4  38.9  33.4  23.0  15.9
Conditions

New Orders      -22.3  20.1  28.2  50.4 -30.3    11.4  46.4  28.3  24.2  22.2

Shipments       -16.7  21.1  25.4  53.5 -32.4     3.9  43.8  29.4  24.2  19.6

Unfilled Orders -31.1   9.0  49.9  41.1 -32.1   -12.0  22.8  57.1  15.5   7.3

Delivery Times  -26.5   5.1  60.5  34.3 -29.2   -14.7   7.8  74.2  13.8  -6.0

Inventories     -34.6  17.3  40.8  41.6 -24.3   -23.6  15.0  48.9  30.5 -15.5

Prices Paid     -27.0  18.1  48.3  31.8 -13.7     3.7  17.9  61.7  14.9   2.9

Prices Received -26.2   3.6  63.3  31.4 -27.8    -9.7  12.0  57.6  25.4 -13.4

Number of Emp.  -39.0   1.8  49.3  47.6 -45.8   -29.3  10.1  62.9  27.0 -16.9

Avg. Emp. Wrkwk -30.3   3.4  41.9  48.3 -44.9   -13.0  16.8  58.9  20.8  -4.0

Capital Ex.      --    --    --    --    --     -16.4  12.2  51.7  30.0 -17.8


Notes: (1) Items may not add to 100 percent because of omission by respondents.
       (2) All data are seasonally adjusted.
       (3) Diffusion indexes represent the percentage of respondents indicating
           an increase minus the percentage indicating a decrease.
       (4) Survey data reflect information received through  February 17, 2009

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