Economy

By MMH Staff · October 25, 2016
Overall propensity to finance increased asuse of leases and secured loans grew and share of cash purchases declined.
By MMH Staff · October 24, 2016
Market research and consulting firm forecasts 3.3% CAGR through 2025 as plastics continue to dominate.
By MMH Staff · October 7, 2016
Shipments up 1.4% compared to August 2015 sales, including a 5% increase in unit handling equipment.
By MMH Staff · October 7, 2016
Study highlights top industries, positions and states for manufacturing employment.
By Jeff Berman · October 5, 2016
Sales in the months of November and December, excluding autos, gas, and restaurant sales, to reach $655.8 million.
By MMH Staff · October 4, 2016
Including the downstream sales chain, manufacturing accounts for an estimated 33% of GDP and 33% of employment.
By Jeff Berman · October 3, 2016
Following the first decline in months, manufacturing activity in September bounced back.
By Josh Bond · September 28, 2016
Global demand for materials handling equipment forecast to rise 5.3% per year, spurred by new demand in China and developing countries.
By Jeff Berman · September 20, 2016
Following a strong growth month for United States-bound waterborne shipments in July, August picked up where July left off and then some, according to recent data issued by Panjiva.
By Jeff Berman · September 19, 2016
FTR Senior Partner Noel Perry noted at his firm’s transportation conference in Indianapolis last week that average recovery growth for GDP continues to decline, from 7 percent in 1950 to 1 percent in 2016, which means that there will not be much help coming from economic growth over the next 2-3 years, with a best case scenario being 2-3 percent growth during that span.
By Jeff Berman · September 16, 2016
Department of Commerce and NRF report August retail sales dropped 0.3% compared to July at $456.3 billion and were up 1.9% annually.
By MMH Staff · September 12, 2016
Shipments up 1.2% compared to July 2015 sales, including a nearly 8% increase in unit handling equipment.
By MMH Staff · September 7, 2016
2015 new business volume in materials handling segment hold level with 2014.
By MMH Staff · August 18, 2016
Food and consumer goods industries ordered 41% more robots than the same period in 2015.
By MMH Staff · August 8, 2016
Shipments increased by 4.0% when compared to June 2015 sales.

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