ECOMONICS

Moldmaking Index Rises Four Points to All-Time High

May’s broad-based Index gains are supported by an accelerating expansion of new orders, production, backlogs, employment and exports activity.
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New Orders, Production Register Slowing April Activity

Total new orders for April registered slowing growth while export orders contracted. Much of the expansion in moldmaking orders during COVID-19 has come from domestic demand.
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Moldmaking Index Indicate An All-Time High for 2021

An 8-point gain for March Index indicates slowing order-to-fulfillment times paired with a rapid increase in orders and exports demands, taking the Index to an all-new high.
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Moldmaking Index Issues Expansionary February Reading

February marks the highest reading since mid-2018 at 57.2, presenting an aggressive upward trend caused by elevated readings for every index component.
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Moldmaking Starts off 2021 With Expanding Orders and Production

The Moldmaking Index reports expanding conditions in six of the last seven months, aided by improving domestic new orders activity.
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Moldmaking Business Activity Closes Near Two-Year High

Expansionary readings across a broad array of business measures elevated the December MoldMaking Index, ending 2020 on a positive note.
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Moldmaking Industry Ends Four-Month Expansionary Run

Slowing new orders, production and backlog activity result in a 47.9 reading for November, indicating a potential incoming challenge for the world supply chains as we enter 2021.
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MoldMaking Index Expands Despite Growing Headwinds

October saw slowing expansionary activity, an advancement caused by slowing supplier deliveries and an expansion in employment activity for a third consecutive month. 

Moldmaking Index Registers Strongest Expansion Since Second Quarter of 2019

The Moldmaking Index jumped nearly five points in September, driven by surging new orders.

Moldmaking Index Registers Second Straight Month of Modest Expansion

Strong expansion in production and quickening supplier deliveries hint at a rebound.

Moldmaking Industry May Have Found its Post-COVID Floor

The MoldMaking Index points to the expansion of new orders for the first time since COVID-19 shook the economy in March.  
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Moldmaking Index Advances as Components Move Towards ‘Normal’ Levels

The Moldmaking Index signals decelerating contraction as all components report improved readings.
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Moldmaking Index Registers April Collapse in Business Activity

Survey respondents report collapse in new orders, driving the Moldmaking Index down 13 points for April 2020.

Moldmaking Industry Scrambles to Repurpose and Focus on the Battle Against COVID-19

The Moldmaking Index adjusts as the world economy pauses to address COVID-19.

Moldmaking Index Falls on Export and Backlog Contraction

Volatile shifts in the Moldmaking Index components may be a sign of more to come.