Economic News Blog

Monday, January 18, 2021

Durable Goods Production Contraction Decelerates

Durable goods production contracted at its slowest rate since February 2020 in December.
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Monday, January 18, 2021

Capacity Utilization Highest Since February 2020

The GBI: Metalworking backlog indicates that there will be further improvement in durable goods capacity utilization in 2021.
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Change in Real 10-Year Treasury Rate Trending Higher

The change in the real 10-year Treasury rate was negative for the 24th month in a row. However, the change was at its highest level since December 2019.
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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Machine Tool Unit Orders Grow for Third Month

Led by three consecutive months of the GBI: Metalworking over 50, machine tool orders are moving in a positive direction.
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Friday, January 8, 2021

Gardner Business Index 2020 Year In Review

The GBI 2020 Year In Review looks back at business activity data over the last 12-months in order to give manufacturing leaders the insights they will need to maximize their success in 2021.
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