Dr. Ed Yardeni's online charts
For the business minded, this is a website (www.webcom.com/yardeni/indrvw.html) devoted to "charts on economic performance in manufacturing industries, including defense, electronics, and textiles.
For the business minded, this is a website (www.webcom.com/yardeni/indrvw.html) devoted to "charts on economic performance in manufacturing industries, including defense, electronics, and textiles." You need Adobe Acrobat to read or view the charts, but the subjects covered include low-tech capital equipment (civilian aircraft, construction & mining equipment, defense, and metalworking machinery), high-tech capital equipment (communications equipment, electronic components, and office & computing equipment), basic industries (industrial chemicals; metals, fabricated; and metals, primary; and paper), and consumer and nonconsumer durables.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey