Metalforming Companies Expect to Hold the Course in Q1 2021

The PMA’s December 2020 Business Conditions Report shows the surveyed metalforming companies, on average, do not expect a change in business conditions in Q1 2021.

Metalworking Index Posts ‘No-Change’ Month in September

Metalworking posted a ‘no-change’ (reading of 50.0) month in September thanks to expanding production and new orders activity for the first time since COVID-19 began disrupting the global economy.

Metalworking Index Contraction Slows for Fourth Straight Month

Index components continue to move toward 50, led by production and new orders

Metalworking Business Activity Reports Additional Slowing Contraction

July data extends the slowing contraction trend initially reported in May.

All Metalworking Metrics Continue Trend of Slowing Decline

The metalworking industry index signals decelerating contraction for a second consecutive month. 

Metalworking Index Moves Closer to "Normal" for First Time During COVID-19 Crisis

Index signals decelerating contraction as new orders and production readings move higher.

Metalworking Activity Contracts Further as Coronavirus Disruption Continues

Index sets back-to-back all-time lows stemming from extended COVID-19 turbulence.

Metalworking Activity Collapses as Coronavirus Forces Broad Economic Contraction

The reading hits a record low as new orders contract, exports shrink and unemployment soars.

February Metalworking Index and the Impact of the Coronavirus

As efforts to counter COVID-19 affect the global supply chain, Gardner Intelligence is carefully tracking their potential impact on the industry.

Metalworking Index Turns Expansionary After 6-Month Slump

Index to report first expansion since May, driven by production and new orders.

Metalworking Index Improves, Led by Supplier Deliveries

All components end 2019 reporting higher readings than the previous month.

Mild Metalworking Index Contracts, Led By Drop in Backlogs

The November Metalworking Businesses Index falls further as new orders, production contract.

Mild Metalworking Index Contraction Extended

The Index posts mild contraction despite growing new orders.

August Metalworking Index Improves Month Over Month

Index sees modest rebound after July lows.

July Metalworking Index Cools on New Orders and Backlog

Leading components of the index experience rapid change.

June 2019 Metalworking Index Advances

Expanding activity in production leads Index growth.

While Slowing, Metalworking Index Still in Growth Mode

Supplier deliveries, production, employment and new orders supporting the industry.

Metalworking Index Continues Modest Growth Trend

Index posts identical readings over three-month period.

Gardner Business Index: Metalworking Extends Its Consistent Growth Pattern

The metalworking index records the fourth month of very consistent expansion.

Metalworking Index Extends Its Consistent Growth Pattern

The February Index records four months of consistent expansion.

Metalworking Index Starts 2019 with Growth

The Gardner Business Index: Metalworking moves back to former growth levels from earlier in business cycle.

Gardner Business Index (GBI): Metalworking Set Two-Year Expansion Record

December’s Index marked 24 consecutive months of growth.

Metalworking Index: Strong Production and Supplier Deliveries Decrease Backlog Growth

The Gardner Business Index (GBI): Metalworking’s November reading of 54.7 marks the 23rd consecutive month of expansion.

Deliveries, Production and New Orders Lead Index Expansion

Weakness in exports seems to have little effect on total new orders.

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