Summary of Returns
November 2011

                     Novermber vs. October         Six Months from now
                                                   vs. November

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

General Busines   8.7  25.4  52.9  21.7   3.6  27.2  46.1  43.9   4.2  41.9
Conditions

New Orders        7.8  21.9  57.5  20.6   1.3  26.7  47.1  41.6   7.3  39.8

Shipments        13.6  31.0  45.4  23.7   7.3  27.1  48.7  37.1  11.4  37.3

Unfilled Orders   3.4  15.1  68.3  16.6  -1.5   7.7  21.9  59.0  12.9   9.0

Delivery Times   -0.5  10.3  80.0   7.7   2.5  -1.4   5.5  78.1   9.3  -3.7

Inventories      -7.7  21.5  63.7  14.8   6.6  -4.4  18.7  50.5  29.9 -11.3

Prices Paid      20.0  31.4  56.3   8.5  22.8  44.7  47.8  40.9   6.9  40.9

Prices Received  -2.5  15.4  69.0  12.8   2.6  25.4  37.5  52.5   7.7  29.7

Number of Emp.    1.4  21.0  70.0   9.0  12.0  14.5  37.1  46.1  11.7  25.4

Avg. Emp. Wrkwk   3.1  22.3  66.0  11.4  11.0   9.7  19.9  56.4  16.0   3.9

Capital Ex.      --    --    --    --    --    12.3  30.2  48.8  14.1  16.1


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 November 15, 2011.

 

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