Summary of Returns
August 2013

                     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 Busines  19.8  27.9  53.5  18.6   9.3  44.9  52.6  30.7  13.8  38.9
Conditions

New Orders       10.2  27.7  49.8  22.4   5.3  58.8  52.0  27.4  12.6  39.5

Shipments        14.3  26.0  46.5  26.9  -0.9  51.2  54.0  24.2  13.8  40.1

Unfilled Orders  -1.8  15.1  65.5  18.1  -2.9  25.8  24.6  54.7  12.3  12.3

Delivery Times    0.5  14.2  62.6  23.2  -9.0  12.9  12.1  69.7   9.2   2.9

Inventories     -21.6  17.7  53.4  28.9 -11.3  22.0  26.8  41.1  23.5   3.3

Prices Paid      21.5  23.9  65.5   6.6  17.3  42.1  39.4  53.9   0.7  38.7

Prices Received     7  17.4  70.8   7.5   9.9  23.9  27.1  60.0   4.1  23.0

Number of Emp.    7.7  19.2  65.0  15.8   3.5  36.2  28.8  58.8   6.5  22.3

Avg. Emp. Wrkwk   6.6  16.4  63.1  19.0  -2.6  14.6  28.6  50.4  13.6  15.0

Capital Ex.      --    --    --    --    --    27.7  27.9  57.7   7.0  20.8


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 13, 2013.

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