Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey

2019 1st Quarter Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey

NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey: First Quarter 2019 Empowered by tax reform and regulatory certainty, manufacturers are investing in our communities and in our people. Our latest Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey shows nine consecutive quarters of record optimism, with an average of…

2018 4th Quarter Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey

NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey: Fourth Quarter 2018 Manufacturers continued to report strong growth in activity, with the sector remaining one of the brightest spots in the economy. In the latest Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM),…

2018 3rd Quarter Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey

NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey: Third Quarter 2018 Manufacturing activity remains robust—one of the brightest spots in the economy right now. In the latest Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), it is clear that manufacturing leaders in…

2018 2nd Quarter Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey

NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey: Second Quarter 2018 In the latest Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), it is clear that businesses continue to experience highly elevated levels of activity as a result of pro-growth policies like…

2018 1st Quarter Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey

NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey: First Quarter 2018 In the latest Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), U.S. manufacturers express levels of optimism about the future of their companies and their industry that have never been seen…

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2017 4th Quarter Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey

NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey: Fourth Quarter 2017 In the latest Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey from the Natonal Association of Manufacturers (NAM), manufacturers’ optimism has risen to unprecedented heights, driven by their belief that the progress the White House and Congress have…

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2017 3rd Quarter Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey

NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey: Third Quarter 2017 In the latest Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the historically high levels of optimism that U.S. manufacturers expressed during the first two quarters of 2017 continued unabated through…

2017 2nd Quarter Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey

NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey: Second Quarter 2017 The manufacturing sector has begun to turn a corner in recent months, trending in the right direction both in the United States and globally after struggling for much of the past two years.…

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2017 1st Quarter Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey

NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey: First Quarter 2017 Americans appear to be more optimistic about growth in recent months, and manufacturers are no exception. New results from the NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook survey show manufacturers’ optimismrose to a new all-time high in…

2016 4th Quarter Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey

NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey: Fourth Quarter 2016 There is a sense of optimism in the air as we end 2016, especially since the election. Americans appear to be cautiously upbeat about growth moving forward, and equity markets have reached all-time…

2016 3rd Quarter Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey

NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey: Third Quarter 2016 Manufacturing sentiment appears to have stabilized after several quarters of declining assessments about the economic outlook, and the latest data appear to mostly back that assertion up, but with some caveats. Indeed, economic…

2016 2nd Quarter Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey

NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey: Second Quarter 2016 Manufacturing sentiment appears to have stabilized after several quarters of declining assessments about the economic outlook, and the latest data appear to mostly back that assertion up, but with some caveats. Indeed, economic…

2016 1st Quarter Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey

NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey: First Quarter 2016 Sluggish growth abroad, a stronger U.S. dollar, the West Coast ports slowdown, still-cautious consumers and sharply lower energy prices have combined to provide a significant headwind for many manufacturers. However, manufacturing demand and…