Excluding an outlier, the overall sales change is still positive but at 1.3%.
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The U.S. Census Bureau this week released advance indicators showing that the international trade deficit and wholesale inventories both decreased in September.
Increase of manufactured durable goods is the fifth in a row following the double-digit growth in May, high-single-digit growth in June, double-digit growth in July and low-single-digit growth in August — all of which had been preceded by two decreases during the height of the coronavirus crisis.
Latest Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) shows that three of four broad categories of indicators used to construct the index made positive contributions in September, but all four categories decreased from August.
Our last quarterly data issue of 2020 includes promising stats on the future state of the economy, with some work left to do to get the industry back to where it was pre-pandemic. Dive into the latest MDM-Baird Distribution Survey results, as well as a preview of our MDM Analytics market forecast and wholesale revenues, sales and inventory trends data.
Latest report shows U.S. cutting tool consumption down 0.2% from previous month of July, while year-to-date total is down 23.4% from same period of 2019.
Indian River Consulting Group’s (IRCG) weekly Pandemic Revenue Index for the work week of Oct. 12 to Oct. 16 indicated a 2.6% increase compared with the same week a year ago.