Economy

By MMH Staff · November 6, 2016
Market grapples with changing consumer demographics, regulatory issues, the need for cost containment, advances in 3D printing and updating legacy lines.
By MMH Staff · November 6, 2016
Food and beverage sector expected to produce more than half the growth.
By MMH Staff · November 2, 2016
RIA reports the market set new records for the first nine months of 2016.
By Jeff Berman · November 1, 2016
PMI index at 51.9 in October, a 0.4 percent gain over October, and it was 1.3 percent above the 12-month average of 50.6.
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.

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