The world's leading Philadelphia Manufacturing Index for this month, which reflect general business conditions throughout surveys questioning manufactures, showed unexpectedly a gloomy declined reading of 7.3; below the projected and prior readings of 10.3 with in fact most of its sub-indexes plunging as well having the new orders falling to 6.9 from 10.7, the shipments plummeting to 5.7 from 9.1, the unfilled orders collapsing by 4.1 from a prior incline of 5.1 and delivery time falling by 3.8 from also a prior incline of 1.3.