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Markets and Business

An Imminent Recovery … or a Deep Recession

Global Manufacturing Activity

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Tide Has Turned

The November Global Purchasing Managers Index moved back into expansion territory (Chart 1). Admittedly results varied significantly by country but world global manufacturing activity resumed growth at year end.

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Tide (Will Be) Turning

Recent Forecasts

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Don’t Look at These Charts!

Electronic equipment growth definitely slowed in late 2018 (Chart 1). Based on the consolidated revenues of 213 large, global OEMs electronic equipment sales grew only 2.1 percent in 4Q’18 vs. 4Q’17, down from 4.9 percent in the third quarter and...

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It’s Chilly!

4Q’18 World Electronic Supply Chain – Slowing Electronic Equipment Growth

Custer Consulting Group has its first estimate of global electronic equipment growth in 4Q’18 vs. 4Q’17. Chart 1 compares the combined sales of a 213-company OEM composite...

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General Industry Slowing Coupled with Geopolitical Strife

Global Growth by Electronic Sector

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Industry Growth and Geographic Shifts

Electronic Equipment

Global electronic equipment production is in its traditional “fall busy season” as the consumer driven end markets ramp up for the holiday season (Chart 1). Both normal seasonality and organic growth are driving this year’s...

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2018 and 2019 Global Electronic Supply Chain Forecasts, Plus a Leading Indicator Worth Watching

Forecast Summaries

Charts 1 and 2 are the recent world growth forecasts for this year and next for GDP (World Bank), Electronic Equipment and Printed Wiring Boards (Custer Consulting Group), Semiconductors (SIA/WSTSI and new Semiconductor Capital...

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