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Manufacturing output growth was a relatively strong 0.5% in March. And during the most recent three months (to March), growth was a moderate 2.7%, measured on a year-over-year basis. Slow recent growth has thus far prevented the U.S. manufacturing sector from fully regaining the output that was...
MAPI Economist Yingying Xu explores the slowdown in China’s recent economic growth and provides a forecast for GDP and industrial production growth. She discusses trade, housing prices, credit and lending, and inflation. With weakened domestic demand, manufacturing activities slowed significantly...
U.S. Industrial Outlook: A Pause Before an Acceleration Need to Know . . . The manufacturing outlook for 2014 and 2015 calls for about a percentage point acceleration in the growth rate each year Business investment-driven manufacturing is responsible for the acceleration in production...
What appears to be modestly firming economic activity in a U.S. economy will have the challenge of adjusting to higher market interest rates while confronting a difficult long-term unemployment picture. The recovery in the Eurozone is good news from the vantage point of diminished global risk from...
The manufacturing sector is recovering at a moderate rate, but after six years is only 78% recovered; production will not be fully recovered until the fourth quarter of this year. Traditional manufacturing, which excludes computers, semiconductors, and communications equipment, was 68% recovered...
MAPI is fortunate to have on its staff a solid roster of widely respected economists, allowing us to provide insightful forecasts for major global regions. With these resources, we asked ourselves how we can package this great content into a one-stop shop for our members and other audiences to see...
Need to Know . . . Structural developments across major Latin American countries will impact U.S. manufacturing companies doing business in the region Sizable energy-related projects in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina will affect most manufacturing sectors Brazil's upcoming major sporting...
MAPI Business Outlook Composite Index Rises From 66 to 67; Most Individual Indexes Show Continued Improvement Senior Financial Executives Surveyed on Finance Function Staffing Need to Know . . . The Composite Business Outlook Index increased from 66 in September to 67 Most individual...
According to the manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) released by the HSBC, manufacturing production continued to expand in all major countries in the region, with their PMIs staying above the crucial threshold of 50. More specifically, in China and India, manufacturing activities...
The U.S. Fed has just released its November industrial data (see Cliff Waldman’s comment) while the Eurostat published similar statistics on Europe’s manufacturing output for October late last week. The contrasts between these two reports could not be starker: America’s manufacturing is clearly on...

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