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The Sales Managers Index: United States of America

The First Data on Economic Activity Levels in the United States - Every Month
Released: 22 January 2019

U.S. Business Confidence Has Fallen to a 25 Month Low in January

  • ...and longer term trends since the China trade war got serious in mid-2018 all point down
  • Sales Managers Headline Index remains way down on mid 2018 levels
  • Sales Managers Growth Indexes remain positive but subdued

There is no doubt that the US-China Trade War and other political factors have impacted on US Industry. Since mid-2018 most Sales Managers views have become progressively less bullish.

While Consumers remain optimistic and continue to spend freely, Business Confidence and investment is waning and good hiring prospects no longer a given.

Whilst economic activity as a whole continues to grow, parts of the manufacturing sector are starting to suffer.


United States: Business Confidence Index

The Business Confidence Index measures the level of optimism/pessimism among sales for future conditions.




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INDEXES AVAILABLE:
  • HEADLINE SALES MANAGERS’ INDEX (SMI)
  • BUSINESS CONFIDENCE INDEX
  • MARKET GROWTH INDEX
  • SALES GROWTH INDEX
  • PRICES CHARGED INDEX
  • STAFFING LEVELS INDEX
  • CURRENCY STRENGTH INDEX
  • PROFIT MARGINS INDEX
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