The 2020 Mid-Year Economic Update_long

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Industrial production September 2020
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Industrial Production Falls 0.6% in September

According to the Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization Report, manufacturing output decreased 0.3% during the month; industrial production was still 6.4% below its pre-pandemic February level.

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Pandemic Revenue Index Down 0.4%

Indian River Consulting Group’s (IRCG) weekly Pandemic Revenue Index for the work week of Oct. 5 to Oct. 9 indicated a 0.4% decrease compared with the same week a year ago, continuing the pattern of relatively flat conditions that began in August.


Download this Issue as a PDF: October 10 2020

If we were to assign a theme to this issue of MDM Premium, it would be new beginnings. The articles you will find in the October 10 issue address keys to sales team transformation, including how to look differently at the function and job requirements of your sales department. We also speak with the new president of EPDA on his vision for distribution in Europe and how the industry will reshape itself in the wake of COVID-19.

wholesale trade august 2020
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Wholesale Trade Sales Up Slightly in August

Wholesale trade showed moderate improvement in August, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Pandemic Revenue Index Jumps 4.8%

Indian River Consulting Group’s (IRCG) weekly Pandemic Revenue Index for the work week of Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 indicated a 4.8% increase compared with the same week a year ago.

goods and services deficit August 2020
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Goods and Services Deficit Up in August

Year-to-date, the goods and services deficit increased $22.6 billion, or 5.7%, from the same period in 2019.

Fastener Distributor Index September
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Fastener Distributor Index Up in September

The seasonally adjusted Fastener Distributor Index (FDI) for September was 52, up from 49.2 in August.

Economic uncertainty
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Fourth Quarter Off to Rocky Start

The news of out the White House that President Trump tested positive for COVID-19 — on the first day of the fourth quarter, no less — rattled the market and served as a potential blow to the rebounding economy. What else is in store for the last three months of 2020?

ISM Manufacturing September
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Manufacturing Sector Expanded in September

The August PMI registered 55.4%, a decrease of 0.6% from the August reading of 56% — and the fifth consecutive month of expansion.