Manufacturing production grew 1.8% in 2015. We predict manufacturing production will increase 2.6% in 2016, 3.0% in 2017, and 2.8% in 2018. At that point, any output gap from the 2008-2009 recession will have closed and manufacturing growth will slow down to potential. The forecast is for growth of 2.6% in 2019 and 2.0% in 2020.
Manufacturing executives, policymakers, the media, and the association community rely on the MAPI Foundation’s unbiased research, forecasting, and rich analyses to gain insight into the challenges facing the manufacturing sector. Our experts use proprietary models to generate forecasts for global manufacturing activity and produce data-driven analyses that delve into major topics influencing competitiveness, including energy, taxes, labor, trade, innovation, and regulations. As passionate supporters of manufacturing, we regularly deliver keynote presentations at major industry events and member meetings (let us know if you'd like to have one of our experts speak at a company event). We also regularly conduct research collaborations with leading organizations such as Deloitte, Oracle Marketing Cloud, and RBC Capital Markets.