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Our Economic Neighbors: Canada and Mexico

North America is quite the economic powerhouse. It holds 6.5% of the world’s population while realizing 28.0% percent of its Gross Domestic Profit (GDP). In terms of ...
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Shrinking Margins in a Slowing Market

Companies involved in the electrical equipment industry are seemingly doing well. The annual rate-of-change (12/12) for US Electrical Equipment Production (excluding ...
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Two Ways Manufacturers Can Mitigate the Slowdown

The business-cycle peak is coming to the manufacturing sector. ITR’s forecasts have been calling for it since last year, and leading indicators signal that it will likely occur ...
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Visible Signs of the European Slowdown

The European industrial economy is on the back side of the business cycle. The slowdown started in early 2018, according to the year-over-year rate-of-change data for Europe ...
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Director's Cut: World Industrial Production Fell – Hard!

The world is a big place, and World Industrial Production is a large engine. Once it's in motion, it's difficult to change its direction. Unfortunately for many, that engine is ...
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ITR Experts Say: Bad Data, Not Disaster, Struck December Sales

After a several-week delay, thanks to the government shutdown, the US Census Bureau finally released December 2018 Retail Sales data, and the results were frightening. ...
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