Summary of Returns
April 2016

                       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 Business   12.4  24.5  47.5  26.2  -1.6  28.8  50.8  32.9   8.6  42.2
Conditions

New Orders         15.7  22.9  51.9  22.9   0.0  38.8  55.7  33.7   6.9  48.7

Shipments          22.1  17.5  52.6  28.4 -10.8  34.2  48.8  35.6   7.8  41.0

Unfilled Orders    -1.9  10.7  70.7  17.0  -6.3  12.4  25.6  58.7   9.8  15.8

Delivery Times      0.3   4.2  80.0  14.1  -9.9  -3.7  12.1  71.1  11.6   0.5

Inventories       -12.7  13.1  53.3  33.6 -20.5 -14.0  18.2  56.2  22.1  -3.9

Prices Paid        -0.9  15.4  80.4   2.2  13.2  24.7  36.7  56.9   0.0  36.7

Prices Received     3.5  15.2  75.4   7.8   7.4  15.1  31.2  52.9   8.6  22.6

Number of Emp.     -1.1   8.0  61.8  26.5 -18.5   6.3  25.1  54.2  10.9  14.2

Avg. Emp. Wrkwk.    5.7   5.9  70.7  22.0 -16.2   9.2  21.1  62.8   8.6  12.5

Capital Ex.        --    --    --    --    --    13.3  27.2  46.3  14.6  12.7


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 18, 2016.

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