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Release Schedule

Date / Time (UTC) Release
02 Sep 08:00 SMI: Americas
03 Sep 08:00 SMI: Growth Continents
04 Sep 08:00 SMI: NAFTA
07 Sep 11:00 Growth Tracker: United States
08 Sep 11:00 Growth Tracker: China
09 Sep 11:00 Growth Tracker: Eurozone
10 Sep 11:00 Growth Tracker: India
11 Sep 07:00 WPI: Apple Price Index
14 Sep 07:00 WPI: Food Price Index
15 Sep 07:00 WPI: World Price Index
16 Sep 07:00 WPI: Durable Goods Price Index
17 Sep 07:00 WPI: Cost of Fun Price Index
18 Sep 07:00 WPI: Hospitality Price Index
21 Sep 07:00 WPI: Gasoline Price Index
22 Sep 12:00 SMI: United States
23 Sep 01:00 SMI: China
24 Sep 05:00 SMI: India
25 Sep 01:00 SMI: Mongolia
28 Sep 07:00 SMI: Africa
28 Sep 07:00 SMI: Nigeria
29 Sep 07:00 SMI: Mexico
30 Sep 07:00 SMI: Latin America
01 Oct 01:00 SMI: Philippines
02 Oct 07:00 GMI: Global Marketing Index
05 Oct 03:15 SMI: Global Services
05 Oct 03:30 SMI: Global All-Sector
05 Oct 03:30 SMI: Global Manufacturing
06 Oct 01:00 SMI: Asia
07 Oct 07:00 SMI: Americas
08 Oct 07:00 SMI: Growth Continents
09 Oct 07:00 SMI: NAFTA

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Global Sales Managers' Indexes

Global Sales Managers' Index

  August 2015
Global All-Sector SMI
The August Index value of 56.1 was down slightly on its value registered in June by 0.5.

Global Manufacturing Sales Managers' Index
  AUGUST 2015
Global Manufacturing Sector SMI
The World Economics Global Manufacturing Sales Managers’ Index is the earliest economic activity report covering manufacturers in 70 countries worldwide.
Global Services Sales Managers' Index

  AUGUST 2015
Global Services Sector SMI
The Index registered a value of 56.6 in August, slightly down on July’s 56.8 figure. Panellists indicate that the global services sector continues to exhibit solid economic activity but is experiencing a slightly declining trend.

Sales Managers' Indexes - By Country

New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: China


  August 2015
The Sales Managers' Index: China
The China Index brings together the collective wisdom of Sales Managers throughout China. The earliest source of understanding about what’s really happening in the China.
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: India


  August 2015
The Sales Managers' Index: India
The Index signals that Indian economic activity remains very strong in August. The Index remained at very high level at 66.4, up slightly from July. August saw inflationary pressures weaken further but only by a small margin..   
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Mexico


  August 2015
The Sales Managers' Index: Mexico
The Sales Managers’ Indexes, taken as a whole, show that the Mexican economy grew at a solid page in July with the rate of growth experiencing an improvement since the end of 2014.
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Mongolia


  AUGUST 2015
The Sales Managers' Index: Mongolia
The August Headline Index value of 40.8 indicates that the economy continues to contract at an increasing rate with monthly sales growth index reporting a lower  result on previous months.

New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Nigeria


  August 2015
The Sales Managers' Index: Nigeria
The only available monthly economic indicator which covers all sectors of the Nigerian economy. The SMI Index reported that sales growth has been badly affected by the fall in oil price since June 2014 but is now starting to make a sustained recover
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Philippines


  August 2015
The Sales Managers' Index: Philippines
The Sales Managers’ Indexes, taken as a whole, show that economic growth in Philippines has been very strong. The headline SMI at 80.4 is congruent with strong rates of economic growth. 
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: United States


  August 2015
The Sales Managers' Index: United States
The SMI Headline Index registered a value of 59.0 in August, down slightly from the value in July. Sector analysis shows that the manufacturing sector was down by 0.9 as services also decreased by 0.8.

Sales Managers' Indexes - By Region

New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Africa

  August 2015
Africa
The SMI registered 60.2 in August, up 0.9 from July. Business Confidence remained very strong, inflation was stable and monthly sales growth improved for the fifth straight month.  
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Americas
  AUGUST 2015
Americas
This Index brings together the collective wisdom of Sales Managers throughout the entire continent of The Americas to produce the earliest and only source of understanding about what’s really happening throughout the continents.
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Asia

  August 2015
Asia
Confidence among Sales Managers remains solid; meaning business conditions are to remain positive in the coming months for economic development although a declining trend lead by China has emerged.
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Growth Continents

  JuLY 2015
Growth Continents
The Headline Index is designed to reflect overall economic growth, bringing together the average movement of Confidence, Market Expansion, Product Sales, Prices Charged and the Staffing Indices.
The Sales Managers' Index: Latin America

  August 2015
Latin America 
The SMI registered 47.4 in August indicating that economic activity in the region is continuing in recession. Business confidence remains weak but price inflation is moderating.
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: NAFTA

  JULY 2015
NAFTA
The composite NAFTA Sales Managers’ Index is the best source of understanding about what’s really happening throughout the entire trading bloc.

The Sales Managers' Index Archive


  August 2015
All Countries and Regions
The full archive of Sales Managers' Indexes cover: Africa, Americas, Asia, Growth Continents, Latin America, NAFTA along with the United States, China, India and Mongolia. 




Global Price Indexes

The World Price Index

  August 2015
World Price Index
The WPI provides a monthly index of PPP exchange rates against the US Dollar across the world’s 15 largest economies.
Food Price Index

  August 2015
Food Price Index
The World Economics Food Price Index (FPI) is based on average end-user prices for a typical basket of grocery items in national currencies
Durable Goods Price Index

  AUGUST 2015
Durable Goods Price Index
Price Index for durable goods. e.g. Kettles and homeware.
Gasoline Price Index

  AUGUST 2015
Gasoline Price Index
Analysis of the average end-user prices for RON-95 Petrol in indexed from national currencies.
Hospitality Goods Price Index

  August 2015
Hospitality Goods Price Index
Hospitality service prices for the 15 top global economies in comparable index form.
Cost of Fun Price Index

  August 2015
Cost of Fun Price Index
The cost of recreational goods and services from Golf Clubs, iPads, music downloads to holiday flights.

Growth Trackers

Global Growth Tracker   annual update: 2015
World Economics research shows that the global economy grew for 52 out of the past 53 years. The World Economy grew at 3.8% per year between 1961-2014.
China   August 2015
Leading indicators showed slower but modest growth, with the headline SMI down to 52.3 in July. Industrial production was up year-on-year by 6.8% in June compared with 6.1% in May. 
Commonwealth    April 2015
The World Economics Commonwealth Growth Monitor contrasts the accelerating economic growth of the Commonwealth, with the 5 decade long decline in the rate of growth of the EU.
Eurozone    AUGUST 2015
GDP rose by 1.0% in the euro area in the first quarter of 2015, compared to 0.9% in the previous quarter. Retail sales registered a year-on-year increase of 1.3% in June, compared to 2.0% in the same period last year.
India    AUGUST 2015
Leading indicators showed slower but rapid growth in July, with the SMI at 65.7 down from 66.4 in June. Domestic demand continued to rise, with car sales registering a year-on-year rise of 1.5% in June.
United States    AUGUST 2015
U.S. GDP rose at an annualised rate of 2.3% in Q2 2015, compared to 0.6% in Q1 2015. Consumer Confidence remained strong, with the Nielsen Confidence Index  at 101 in Q2.2015.





























































Global Marketing Index

World Economics:  Global Marketing Index   Global Marketing Index
The GMI for August shows that Global Adspend has now surpassed its pre-crisis peak but the recent slowdown in the rate of growth continues for global marketing budgets. TV’s share of marketing budgets inparticular has declined due to the vibrant growth of new media.



Latest Index Data Trends

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Name Speed & Direction      
SMI: Americas - SMI Medium, Falling
SMI: Americas - Staffing Levels Slow, Increasing
SMI: Americas - New Sales Slow, Falling
SMI: Americas - Prices Charged Medium, Rising
SMI: Americas - Future Confidence Medium, Falling
SMI: Americas - Market Growth Medium, Falling
SMI: Asia - SMI Medium, Increasing
SMI: Asia - Market Growth Slow, Increasing
SMI: Asia - Staffing Levels Slow, Increasing
SMI: Asia - Prices Charged Slow, Rising
SMI: Asia - New Sales Fast, Increasing
SMI: Asia - Future Confidence Fast, Increasing
SMI: Global - SMI Medium, Falling
SMI: Global - Prices Charged Slow, Falling
SMI: Global - Future Confidence Fast, Falling
SMI: Global - Market Growth Medium, Falling
SMI: Global - Staffing Levels Slow, Falling
SMI: Global - New Sales Medium, Falling
SMI: Global - Man - SMI Medium, Falling
SMI: Global - Man - Prices Rapid, Falling
SMI: Global - Man - Sales Medium, Falling
SMI: Global - Man - Confidence Fast, Falling
SMI: Global - Man - Market Slow, Falling
SMI: Global - Man - Staffing Slow, Falling
GMI: Global - Marketing Index Medium, Falling
GMI: Americas - Marketing Index Slow, Falling
GMI: Asia Pacific - Marketing Index Slow, Falling
GMI: European - Marketing Index Medium, Increasing
GMI: Global - Trading conditions Medium, Stable
GMI: Global - Marketing budgets Slow, Increasing
GMI: Global - Staffing Medium, Falling
SMI: Philippines - SMI Very Fast, Falling
SMI: Philippines - Prices Charged Fast, Rising
SMI: Philippines - Market Growth Very Fast, Falling
SMI: Philippines - Staffing Levels Very Fast, Falling
SMI: Philippines - New Sales Very Fast, Falling
SMI: Philippines - Confidence Very Fast, Falling
SMI: LatAm - SMI Slow, Falling
SMI: LatAm - Business Confidence Medium, Increasing
SMI: LatAm - New Sales Slow, Increasing
SMI: LatAm - Prices Charged Slow, Falling
SMI: LatAm - Market Growth Stable, Falling
SMI: LatAm - Staffing Levels Rapid, Falling
SMI: Mexico - SMI Slow, Falling
SMI: Mexico - Business Confidence Slow, Falling
SMI: Mexico - Market Growth Fast, Increasing
SMI: Mexico - Staffing Levels Stable, Increasing
SMI: Mexico - New Sales Slow, Falling
SMI: Mexico - Prices Charged Slow, Rising
SMI: Africa - SMI Fast, Increasing
SMI: Africa - Business Confidence Very Fast, Increasing
SMI: Africa - Prices Charged Medium, Rising
SMI: Africa - New Sales Medium, Increasing
SMI: Africa - Staffing Levels Slow, Increasing
SMI: Africa - Market Growth Medium, Increasing
SMI: Nigeria - SMI Fast, Increasing
SMI: Nigeria - Business Confidence Very Fast, Increasing
SMI: Nigeria - Staffing Levels Medium, Increasing
SMI: Nigeria - New Sales Medium, Increasing
SMI: Nigeria - Market Growth Fast, Increasing
SMI: Nigeria - Prices Charged Medium, Rising
SMI: Mongolia - SMI Moderate, Falling
SMI: Mongolia - Staffing Levels Moderate, Falling
SMI: Mongolia - Prices Charged Rapid, Falling
SMI: Mongolia - Market Growth Rapid, Falling
SMI: Mongolia - Future Confidence Slow, Falling
SMI: Mongolia - New Sales Moderate, Falling
SMI: India - SMI Fast, Increasing
SMI: India - Market Growth Medium, Increasing
SMI: India - Business Confidence Very Fast, Increasing
SMI: India - Prices Charged Slow, Falling
SMI: India - Staffing Levels Fast, Increasing
SMI: India - New Sales Very Fast, Increasing
SMI: China - SMI Slow, Falling
SMI: China - New Sales Slow, Falling
SMI: China - Market Growth Slow, Falling
SMI: China - Staffing Levels Slow, Falling
SMI: China - Prices Charged Slow, Falling
SMI: China - Business Confidence Slow, Falling
SMI: USA - SMI Medium, Falling
SMI: USA - Prices Charged Medium, Falling
SMI: USA - New Sales Medium, Falling
SMI: USA - Market Growth Medium, Falling
SMI: USA - Business Confidence Fast, Falling
SMI: USA - Staffing Levels Medium, Falling
GPI: Global - Gas Price Index Falling
GPI: United States Falling
GPI: China Falling
GPI: Japan Falling
GPI: India Falling
GPI: Germany Falling
GPI: United Kingdom Stable
GPI: Russia Rising
GPI: France Falling
GPI: Brazil Rising
GPI: Italy Falling
HPI: Global - Hospitality Index Falling
HPI: United States Falling
HPI: China Falling
HPI: Japan Rising
HPI: India Falling
HPI: Germany Stable
HPI: United Kingdom Falling
HPI: Russia Rising
HPI: France Falling
HPI: Brazil Rising
HPI: Italy Rising
CFPI: Global - Cost of Fun Index Rising
CFPI: United States Rising
CFPI: China Rising
CFPI: Japan Rising
CFPI: India Falling
CFPI: Germany Rising
CFPI: United Kingdom Rising
CFPI: Russia Rising
CFPI: France Falling
CFPI: Brazil Rising
CFPI: Italy Rising
DPI: Global - Durables Price Index Stable
DPI: United States Falling
DPI: China Rising
DPI: Japan Falling
DPI: India Rising
DPI: Germany Rising
DPI: United Kingdom Falling
DPI: Russia Rising
DPI: France Rising
DPI: Brazil Falling
DPI: Italy Rising
WPI: China Stable
WPI: Japan Rising
WPI: India Stable
WPI: Germany Stable
WPI: United Kingdom Stable
WPI: Russia Stable
WPI: Brazil Stable
WPI: Italy Rising
WPI: Argentina Falling
WPI: Mexico Stable
WPI: South Korea Falling
WPI: Canada Stable
WPI: France Rising
WPI: Spain Stable
WPI: Turkey Stable
WPI: Greece Falling
FPI: Global - Food Price Index Rising
FPI: United States Rising
FPI: China Rising
FPI: Japan Rising
FPI: India Rising
FPI: Germany Falling
FPI: United Kingdom Rising
FPI: Russia Falling
FPI: France Rising
FPI: Brazil Rising
FPI: Italy Falling
SMI: NAFTA - SMI Medium, Increasing
SMI: NAFTA - New Sales Medium, Increasing
SMI: NAFTA - Market Growth Fast, Increasing
SMI: NAFTA - Staffing Levels Slow, Increasing
SMI: NAFTA - Prices Charged Slow, Falling
SMI: NAFTA - Future Confidence Fast, Increasing
SMI: Growth Conts. - SMI Slow, Falling
SMI: Growth Conts. - New Sales Medium, Falling
SMI: Growth Conts. - Market Growth Slow, Falling
SMI: Growth Conts. - Staffing Levels Stable, Falling
SMI: Growth Conts. - Confidence Medium, Falling
SMI: Growth Conts. - Prices Charged Stable, Falling
SMI: Americas - SMI Medium, Increasing
SMI: Americas - Prices Charged Slow, Falling
SMI: Americas - Staffing Levels Stable, Falling
SMI: Americas - Future Confidence Fast, Increasing
SMI: Americas - Market Growth Medium, Increasing
SMI: Americas - New Sales Medium, Increasing
SMI: Asia - SMI Medium, Falling
SMI: Asia - Prices Charged Slow, Falling
SMI: Asia - Market Growth Slow, Falling
SMI: Asia - Staffing Levels Slow, Falling
SMI: Asia - New Sales Fast, Falling
SMI: Asia - Future Confidence Fast, Falling
SMI: Global - SMI Medium, Falling
SMI: Global - New Sales Medium, Falling
SMI: Global - Market Growth Medium, Increasing
SMI: Global - Staffing Levels Slow, Falling
SMI: Global - Prices Charged Slow, Falling
SMI: Global - Future Confidence Fast, Increasing
SMI: Global - Man - SMI Medium, Increasing
SMI: Global - Man - Prices Slow, Increasing
SMI: Global - Man - Confidence Fast, Increasing
SMI: Global - Man - Sales Medium, Stable
SMI: Global - Man - Market Medium, Increasing
SMI: Global - Man - Staffing Slow, Increasing



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