Summary of Returns
April 2017

                       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   32.8  37.4  46.9  15.4  22.0  59.5  53.4  28.9   8.0  45.4
Conditions

New Orders         38.6  40.7  46.0  13.3  27.4  61.0  59.3  31.7   3.4  55.9

Shipments          32.9  38.5  46.3  15.1  23.4  54.8  54.9  29.5  10.2  44.7

Unfilled Orders    14.4  22.0  61.1  15.4   6.6  16.7  26.9  63.8   4.7  22.2

Delivery Times      4.5  19.0  68.7   5.8  13.2   7.7  13.0  70.9   8.4   4.5

Inventories        11.8  26.1  65.5   8.3  17.8  16.3  28.0  51.5  15.9  12.1

Prices Paid        40.7  36.3  60.3   2.6  33.7  55.7  39.8  48.5   5.1  34.7

Prices Received    20.6  29.8  55.1  13.2  16.6  40.2  35.8  52.7   7.2  28.6

Number of Emp.     17.5  27.4  65.1   7.5  19.9  38.5  45.9  40.0   8.3  37.6

Avg. Emp. Wrkwk.   18.5  23.4  70.0   4.5  18.9  21.9  27.9  55.8  12.3  15.6

Capital Ex.        --    --    --    --    --    34.5  41.4  48.1   4.9  36.5


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 results reflect data received through April 18, 2017.

April 2017 Release

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