LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--February data signalled a softer, but still solid, improvement in
operating conditions across the U.S. manufacturing sector. The headline
PMI slipped to its lowest since August 2017 amid slower expansions in
output and new orders. Notably, the increases were slower than their
respective long-run trends, with growth rates dipping to 17- and
20-month lows, respectively. Meanwhile, foreign client demand continued
to rise more...
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Overall operating conditions across the U.S. manufacturing sector
improved in January, supported by faster expansions in output and new
orders. Domestic demand drove new business growth, as new export orders
rose only marginally and at the weakest rate since last October.
Business confidence about the year ahead also picked up markedly to
reach a three-month high. Meanwhile, goods producers increased their
workforce numbers more...
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Canadian manufacturers experienced a renewed slowdown in growth at the
end of 2018, with both production volumes and incoming new work
expanding at softer rates than in November. The pace of manufacturing
job creation also moderated in December, partly reflecting a drop in
business optimism to its weakest since February 2016.
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--December data indicated a slower, albeit still solid, improvement in the
health of the U.S. manufacturing sector. The headline PMI dipped to a
15-month low amid a weaker rise in new business and the joint-softest
expansion in output since September 2017. At the same time, the pace of
job creation eased to an 18-month low, despite a further rise in
backlogs. Notably, business confidence among manufacturers fell again in
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Christian Buhagiar, President and CEO at SCMA said:
“Canadian manufacturers enjoyed an overall rebound in growth during
November, with business conditions improving at the strongest pace for
three months. Stronger rises in output and new orders were supported by
the fastest upturn in employment numbers since the survey began in
October 2010. The latest robust increase in staffing levels was widely
linked to capacity more...
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--November survey data signalled a strong improvement in operating
conditions across the U.S. manufacturing sector, despite the headline
PMI dipping to a three-month low. The upturn was supported by the
fastest increase in new orders since May and a sharp rise in employment.
Output also rose solidly, despite growth easing to the joint-weakest in
over a year. Capacity pressures were also evident through a further rise
in backlogs. more...