Global Manufacturing Economic Update

The Global Manufacturing Economic Update is authored by NAM Chief Economist Chad Moutray.
  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: April 2018

    12 April 2018 | eNewsletter

    The global economy remains robust, even as many of the data points showed signs of softening in March.

  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: March 2018

    08 March 2018 | eNewsletter

    Global financial markets have been highly volatile over the past week, starting with U.S. equities following last Friday’s strong job numbers.

  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: February 2018

    08 February 2018 | eNewsletter

    Global financial markets have been highly volatile over the past week, starting with U.S. equities following last Friday’s strong job numbers.

  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: January 2018

    11 January 2018 | eNewsletter

    In the World Bank’s latest Global Economic Prospects publication, it projects 3.1 percent growth in worldwide GDP in 2018, improving from 2.4 percent and an estimate of 3.0 percent in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: December 2017

    14 December 2017 | eNewsletter

    The worldwide manufacturing sector continues to trend in the right direction, with the J.P. Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI in November growing at its fastest pace since March 2011.

  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: November 2017

    09 November 2017 | eNewsletter

    When considering why manufacturers remain so upbeat in their outlook right now, it is hard to ignore the positive impact of stronger growth internationally. The data continue to suggest that the sector has turned a corner.

  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: October 2017

    12 October 2017 | eNewsletter

    The forecast for this and next year is up marginally from the estimates seen three months ago, led by better activity in the advanced economies, including the United States. Global manufacturers still face lingering uncertainties, but more than anything, firms have benefited from international conditions that have clearly improved.

  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: August 2017

    10 August 2017 | eNewsletter

    The global manufacturing sector has turned a corner, expanding modestly on improving demand and buoyed by stronger economic growth in key export markets and by a weaker U.S. dollar.

  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: July 2017

    13 July 2017 | eNewsletter

    Overall, the global manufacturing economy continued to expand modestly, with no country among the top-15 trading partners contracting in June—a significant achievement.

  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: June 2017

    08 June 2017 | eNewsletter

    The global economy is strengthening, rebounding from recent challenges and assisted by better manufacturing and export data.

  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: May 2017

    11 May 2017 | eNewsletter

    Europe has turned a corner and was moving in the right direction, albeit with some pesky economic and political qualms that continue to linger in the markets.

  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: April 2017

    13 April 2017 | eNewsletter

    The manufactured goods exports picture has already reflected better data than what has been seen over the past two years.

  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: March 2017

    16 March 2017 | eNewsletter

    Although the market has stabilized and begun to improve recently, we continue to see decelerated activity in China from more robust expansions in prior years, a trend that is likely to continue. 

  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: February 2017

    08 February 2017 | 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: January 2017

    12 January 2017 | eNewsletter

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