April 2011

                     April vs. March               Six Months from now
                                                   vs. April

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

General Busines  43.4  36.0  43.5  17.5  18.5  63.0  46.3  36.6  12.7  33.6
Conditions

New Orders       40.3  37.4  43.0  18.5  18.8  60.1  45.6  31.9  16.4  29.2

Shipments        34.9  42.0  44.8  12.9  29.1  59.3  51.0  31.4  13.2  37.8

Unfilled Orders  14.9  27.7  55.9  14.7  12.9  18.5  27.0  54.3  12.8  14.1

Delivery Times    8.5  20.3  69.9   9.0  11.2  10.4  12.5  70.0  13.6  -1.1

Inventories      12.0  24.5  52.4  22.7   1.7  14.0  31.1  42.7  21.1  10.0

Prices Paid      63.8  58.5  40.0   1.4  57.1  67.2  60.4  31.3   3.3  57.0

Prices Received  22.6  30.2  67.0   2.7  27.5  38.1  42.6  45.3   5.1  37.5

Number of Emp.   18.2  20.2  66.0   7.9  12.3  30.7  44.7  38.8   7.0  37.7

Avg. Emp. Wrkwk  13.2  31.7  51.2  14.0  17.7  17.0  25.2  60.8   6.8  18.4

Capital Ex.      --    --    --    --    --    34.5  30.2  51.5  10.2  20.0


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 April 19, 2011.


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