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The Sales Managers' Indexes provide the earliest monthly data on the speed and direction of economic activity in the fastest growing areas of the world: Africa, Asia and the America's.

Key advantages of the SMI's :
  • The SMI's provide the first indication each month of the speed and direction of economic growth.
  • The SMI's provide the most complete indication of growth, covering all private sector activity.
  • The SMI's are based on a key occupational group - sales executives - uniquely able to sense accurate changes in business activity levels.
  • The SMI survey base - salespeople - are used by virtually all businesses, including in frontier markets, unlike other occupational groups.
  • The SMI's focus on the worlds growth areas - Africa, Asia and the America's

Why the SMI's are needed

Businesses need growth. Unfortunately much of the worlds growth today derives from countries where economic data is either entirely missing, hopelessly incomplete or just fabricated. The Economist (15.5.14) highlighted the problem in relation to Africa, "Africa is the continent of missing data. Fewer than half of births are recorded; some countries have not taken a census in decades".

World Economics has recently highlighted (in Africa, Asia, and The America's) the large underestimate of most countries GNP data due to out of date base years and the unrecorded shadow economy.

The SMI's bypass all the data faults of official statistics by obtaining representative samples of replies from panels of salespeople specifically set up to monitor levels of activity. Traders, economists and Government no longer need to guess if Nigerian growth is faltering, or if the Philippines is taking off as a growth market. As a consequence, over 40,000 economists, traders, bank officials, government advisers and others use World Economics data each month.


Sales Managers' Indexes - By Region

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

  PAN-AFRICA SMI: APRIL 2017
Pan-African Economic Growth Picks Up Pace in April
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Americas

  THE AMERICAS SMI: APRIL 2017
Pan-Americas SMI at Highest
Level for 18 Months
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Asia

  ASIA SMI: APRIL 2017
Sales Managers Report Increasingly Rapid Growth in April 
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Growth Continents

  GROWTH CONTINENTS SMI: APRIL 2017
Developing Markets Growth Continues to Expand in April
The Sales Managers' Index: Latin America

  LATIN AMERICA SMI: APRIL 2017
Falling Sales, Increasing Unemployment and Rising Inflation Impacting Latin America 
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: NAFTA

  NAFTA SMI: APRIL 2017
Price Inflation in NAFTA
Races to a 3 Year High in April



 

Sales Managers' Indexes - By Country

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

  CHINA SMI: APRIL 2017
Strong Services Sector Drives Resurgent Chinese GDP

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

  INDIA SMI: APRIL 2017
Indian Economic Activity Roars Back in April to Overtake Pre-Demonetisation Levels 
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Mexico

  MEXICO SMI: APRIL 2017
Mexico’s Headline SMI
Remains Stable in April
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Mongolia

  MONGOLIA SMI: APRIL 2017
Mongolian Business Confidence at Highest Level Since 2013
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Nigeria

  NIGERIA SMI: APRIL 2017
Nigerian Economy Now Out of Recession and Growing Strongly 

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

  PHILIPPINES SMI: APRIL 2017
Philippines SMI Reports Strong Economic Growth
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: South Africa

  SOUTH AFRICA SMI: APRIL 2017
South African Sales Managers
See First Signs of Growth 
The Sales Managers' Index: United States of America

  UNITED STATES SMI: APRIL 2017
U.S. SMI Signals Strongest Sales Growth for 19 Months in April






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