It’s said knowledge is power . . . never truer than in the “Information Age.” This is part 5 of a 6 part series of articles, discussing the findings of Gardner Business Media’s research study, Media Usage in Manufacturing 2014 and what they might mean to the B2B marketer.
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This is the 50th edition of an independent annual survey that collects statistics from machine-tool-producing countries and compares them in U.S. dollars.
Gardner Research's Plastics Capital Spending Survey & Forecast is the largest, most comprehensive survey detailing future spending on primary processing equipment, auxiliary equipment and molds and related supplies, by U.S. plastics processing facilities. The 2015 survey forecasts spending on equipments, molds and suppliers to be $3.472 billion.
Gardner’s Capital Spending Survey is the largest, most comprehensive survey detailing future spending in the durable goods manufacturing industries.
Real 10-Yr Treasury Rate Increases for Third Month
A generally stable nominal rate and falling rate of inflation are leading to an increased real rate and rate of change. Both are negative indicators for a variety of data points.
Capacity Utilization Contracts for Second Month in a Row
Capacity utilization is weakening at a faster rate than industrial production.