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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

GBI Indicates Slowing, Still Strong Growth

Gardner Business Index
While the latest readings are lower than at any other time during the current business upcycle, these values would have been considered encouraging during past upcycle.
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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Trade Tensions and Interest Rates Begin to Impact Automotive

Gardner Intelligence Automotive Gardner Intelligence Automotive Imports
If trade tensions escalate and interest rates increase throughout 2019, the automotive industry may find it harder than expected to expand.
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Monday, December 3, 2018

U.S. Machine Tool Consumption to Hit $7.7 Billion in 2019

Machine Tool Consumption: 2019 Projection
The 2019 Capital Spending Survey projects 11-percent growth in machine tool consumption, with prices continuing to increase.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Annual Production Growth Fastest in Nearly Four Years

Gardner Intelligence Durable Goods Production
The annual growth rate in durable goods production accelerated for the fifth straight month to its fastest rate since January 2015.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Growth in Capacity Utilization Accelerates

Gardner Intelligence Capacity Utilization
It seems likely that the accelerating growth in capacity utilization will continue for another three to six months.
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