Monthly Archives: September 2017

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Highest Shipments Index Since December 2010

Highest Shipments Index Since December 2010 Reported by Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Fifth District Survey of Manufacturing Activity for September   Supported by a sizeable increase in the index for shipments-which, at a reading of 22, is the highest shipments index since December 2010, the composite manufacturing index rose from 14 to 19, according to [...]

2017-09-30T09:24:08+00:00A View|

Ford Motor to Idle Production Lines

Ford Motor to Idle Production Lines Temporarily Ford Motor to idle production lines temporarily at 5 North American plants to whittle unsold inventory. WSJ Weaker Automotive Demand Predicted Special Bar Quality (SBQ) tags have moved up by some $40 per ton for October shipments in the wake of US mill hikes…September has seen a nice [...]

2017-09-23T10:13:38+00:00A View|

Business Activity Continues Strong Growth in New York

Business Activity Continues Strong Growth in New York State Business activity continues strong growth in New York State according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Empire State Manufacturing Survey report for September. US Raw Steel Production Retreated Further Last Week US raw steel production retreated further last week as mills operated at an [...]

2017-09-16T13:21:46+00:00A View|

August PMI Increased 2.5 Percentage Points

August PMI Increased 2.5 Percentage Points in July The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) released its Report on Business for August and reports that economic activity expanded in the manufacturing sector for the 99th consecutive month. The report, issued by Timothy R. Fiore, CPSM, CPM, Chair of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Business [...]

2017-09-08T16:09:30+00:00A View|