Summary of Returns
October 2013

                     October vs. September         Six Months from Now
                                                   vs. October

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

General Busines  22.3  36.0  46.6  16.3  19.8  58.2  63.1  34.6   2.3  60.8
Conditions

New Orders       21.2  40.6  44.4  13.0  27.5  62.2  67.4  29.0   3.7  63.7

Shipments        21.2  36.1  47.0  15.7  20.4  58.3  56.9  40.0   3.1  53.8

Unfilled Orders   4.3  19.7  67.2  10.6   9.1  18.5  23.4  70.7   5.5  17.8

Delivery Times   -1.2  13.5  77.8   7.4   6.1   8.3   8.3  81.1  10.6  -2.3

Inventories      -1.8  22.8  58.4  15.4   7.3  13.6  26.6  54.4  17.2   9.4

Prices Paid      25.3  25.3  70.0   3.6  21.7  43.1  47.1  50.9   1.0  46.1

Prices Received  12.7  21.3  70.5   7.1  14.2  31.7  40.2  50.3   4.6  35.6

Number of Emp.   10.3  23.1  69.2   7.6  15.4  31.0  36.5  53.3   9.4  27.2

Avg. Emp. Wrkwk  12.2  22.4  61.7  14.0   8.5  16.2  25.4  58.5  16.1   9.3

Capital Ex.      --    --    --    --    --    27.7  34.8  53.1  11.3  23.4


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 October 15, 2013.

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