Summary of Returns
August 2016

                      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  -2.9  35.0  32.0  33.0   2.0  33.7  53.9  28.9   8.1  45.8
Conditions

New Orders        11.8  27.0  38.6  34.2  -7.2  29.2  56.2  28.3  11.3  44.9

Shipments          6.3  35.1  34.6  26.7   8.4  27.2  60.0  30.3   9.0  51.0

Unfilled Orders    1.9  12.4  54.6  27.4 -15.0  12.1  17.1  64.6  13.9   3.2

Delivery Times     1.3  12.3  67.1  16.0  -3.8   0.5  11.1  73.4  13.3  -2.2

Inventories       -4.3  18.7  50.4  27.8  -9.2   0.3  19.2  52.2  26.6  -7.3

Prices Paid        9.9  19.7  79.0   0.0  19.7  26.4  32.0  62.4   2.8  29.1

Prices Received    0.3  17.9  71.1  10.8   7.1  24.1  24.7  63.1  10.8  13.9

Number of Emp.    -1.6   5.0  67.4  25.0 -20.0  12.8  26.7  57.7  13.8  12.9

Avg. Emp. Wrkwk.  -3.6  13.4  60.6  25.0 -11.5   8.4  25.2  69.1   5.3  19.9

Capital Ex.        --    --    --    --    --   15.1  27.1  58.7   7.9  19.2


Notes: (1) Diffusion indexes represent the percentage of respondents indicating
           an increase minus the percentage indicating a decrease.
       (2) All data are seasonally adjusted.
       (3) Percentages may not sum to 100 percent because of rounding,
           omission by respondents, or both.
       (4) Survey data reflect information received through August 15, 2016.

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