Global Manufacturing Economic Updates

The Global Manufacturing Economic Update is authored by NAM economist, Chad Moutray.
  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: September 2016

    15 September 2016 | eNewsletter

    Manufacturers continue to become more internationally focused, with export sales being one of the larger growth drivers for many firms.

  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: August 2016

    10 August 2016 | eNewsletter

    It has been a momentous couple weeks in the global economy, spurred by a tremendous amount of volatility in financial markets following the United Kingdom’s vote on June 23 to leave the European Union (EU).

  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: July 2016

    18 July 2016 | eNewsletter

    It has been a momentous couple weeks in the global economy, spurred by a tremendous amount of volatility in financial markets following the United Kingdom’s vote on June 23 to leave the European Union (EU).

  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: June 2016

    09 June 2016 | eNewsletter

    Global manufacturing activity stagnated in May, pulled lower by continued weaknesses in the emerging markets and by softer-than-desired economic growth in the United States.

  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: May 2016

    12 May 2016 | eNewsletter

    There was a sense that manufacturing had begun to stabilize globally in March, but the data in April provided a bit of a reality check, with growth slowing in many key markets.

  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: April 2016

    14 April 2016 | eNewsletter

    Despite the downgrades for economic growth from these entities, the global manufacturing sector began to show signs of possible stabilization in March, much like we have seen lately in the U.S. data.

  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: March 2016

    10 March 2016 | eNewsletter

    U.S.–manufactured goods exports declined 6.1 percent in 2015, according to seasonally-adjusted data from Trade Stats Express.

  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: February 2016

    11 February 2016 | eNewsletter

    U.S.–manufactured goods exports declined 6.1 percent in 2015, according to seasonally-adjusted data from Trade Stats Express.

  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: January 2016

    14 January 2016 | eNewsletter

    The latest National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) quarterly survey found that 59.6 percent of respondents were positive about their own company’s outlook, down sharply from 91.2 percent one year ago.

  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: December 2015

    10 December 2015 | eNewsletter

    The latest National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) quarterly survey found that 59.6 percent of respondents were positive about their own company’s outlook, down sharply from 91.2 percent one year ago.

  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: November 2015

    12 November 2015 | eNewsletter

    There were signs of progress in the global economy in October, but manufacturers continued to face headwinds. On the positive side, the J.P. Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI increased from 50.7 in September to 51.4 in October, its highest level since March.

  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: October 2015

    08 October 2015 | eNewsletter

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) lowered its estimates for global growth for 2015, down from 3.3 percent in July to 3.1 percent in its latest World Economic Outlook release.

  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: September 2015

    10 September 2015 | eNewsletter

    The global economy continues to be one of the larger headwinds for manufacturers in the United States, with exports from the sector down 4.93 percent year-to-date using non-seasonally adjusted data through July.

  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: August 2015

    13 August 2015 | eNewsletter

    Financial markets around the world are grappling with the fact that the Chinese economy is slowing, with the Bank of China acting to devalue the yuan earlier this week.

  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: July 2015

    09 July 2015 | eNewsletter

    Global markets have been rocked over the past week by ongoing developments in China and Greece. Chinese equity values have plummeted by more than 30 percent since peaking at 5166.34 on June 12.