Summary of Returns
August 2015

                       August vs. July               Six Months from Now
                                                     vs. August

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

General Business    5.7  30.1  46.9  21.9   8.3  41.5  55.0  30.4  11.9  43.1 
Conditions

New Orders          7.1  31.7  42.3  25.9   5.8  46.3  58.1  25.8  11.6  46.4 

Shipments           4.4  36.0  43.3  19.3  16.7  49.7  54.1  29.3  16.6  37.6 

Unfilled Orders    -6.3  13.6  68.2  14.6  -1.0  33.6  32.0  59.3   5.8  26.2

Delivery Times     -4.5  11.5  76.7  11.9  -0.4  10.3  10.6  76.3   9.6   1.0 

Inventories        -5.7  19.1  62.0  18.9   0.2  -1.3  30.3  49.7  17.9  12.4 

Prices Paid        20.2  13.4  77.8   7.2   6.2  37.3  38.4  58.7   0.0  38.4

Prices Received     1.7   6.1  81.2  11.0  -4.9  20.2  19.1  66.1  10.4   8.7

Number of Emp.     -0.4  21.1  63.1  15.8   5.3  22.2  30.0  61.5   8.5  21.5

Avg. Emp. Wrkwk.    4.0  15.9  75.4   7.3   8.5  12.7  16.9  60.0  15.7   1.2

Capital Ex.        --    --    --    --    --     7.7  28.6  55.6  10.1  18.4


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 August 17, 2015.

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