Global Manufacturing Economic Update

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

  • Global Manufacturing Economic Update: November 2016

    11 November 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: October 2016

    13 October 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: 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).