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MAPI Business Outlook Shows Continued Improvement

The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) has just published a Business Outlook for the US manufacturing industries. The Composite Business Outlook Index is based on a weighted sum of the Prospective Shipments, Backlog Orders, Inventory, and Profit Margin Indexes. Most of these indexes indicate an incremental improvement from previous quarters’ figures with only a few potential speed bumps in the near-term.

This Replay shows the monthly development of manufacturing sales in total as well as by the three subcategories “Manufacturer”, “Wholesale Merchandiser” as well as “Retailers” from 2010 to 2013.

Some of the Interesting Moments that Replay Analytics captures are the upward trends of all three subcategories from June 2010 to February 2011, as can be seen in this chart for Manufacturers:

Interesting Moment: Upward Trend of Manufacturers Sales from June 2010 to February 2011

 

Below is a link to the live Replay Analytics:

 

Below is a link to the associated publication:

https://www.mapi.net/research/publications/mapi-business-outlook-december-2013

 

 

 

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