Studies & Reports
Sep. 19, 2017 - Canadian factory sales fell for a second consecutive month in July, Statistics Canada said Tuesday due in large part to a drop in the auto sector.
Sep. 18, 2017 - U.S. industrial output plunged 0.9 per cent in August, the most in eight years, mostly because of Hurricane Harvey’s damage to the oil refining, plastics and chemicals industries.
Sep. 18, 2017 - Factory activity in New York was strong this month after reaching a three-year high in August.
Sep. 1, 2017 - U.S. factories expanded at a brisk pace in August, a likely sign of strength for the U.S. economy as new orders, production and employment all improved.
Sep. 1, 2017 - The rate of expansion in the U.K. manufacturing sector accelerated again in August. This was highlighted by the seasonally adjusted IHS Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) posting 56.9, up from 55.3 in July, to its second highest level in over three years.
Aug. 31, 2017 - An official survey shows Chinese manufacturing activity picked up pace in August, indicating a crucial component of the world’s second-biggest economy is holding firm.
Aug. 18, 2017 - Thousands upon thousands of cans are filled with beer, capped and washed, wrapped into six-packs, and boxed at dizzying speeds — 1,500 a minute, to be exact — on humming conveyor belts that zip and wind in a sprawling factory near Tokyo.
Aug. 17, 2017 - A slump in the auto industry drove U.S. factory output down in July and has kept it flat for months.
Aug. 15, 2017 - Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows — in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company’s plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a 3M supervisor, praising Mays as “a GREAT employee.”
Aug. 15, 2017 - Factory activity in New York surged this month to the highest level in nearly three years.
Aug. 9, 2017 - Canadian manufacturers experienced a robust and accelerated improvement in overall business conditions in July.
Aug. 3, 2017 - Orders at U.S. factories increased in June as demand surged for aircraft.
Aug. 2, 2017 - In today’s economy, speed is everything.
Aug. 2, 2017 - Chinese factory activity eased in July as export demand weakened while momentum in service industries also waned, according to official surveys out Monday, indicating that the world’s No. 2 economy is struggling for traction.
Aug. 1, 2017 - U.S. factories expanded again last month — a good sign for the economy. But pace of growth was down from June.

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