June 2013 Manufacturing Improves Again But …

Written by Steven Hansen US Census says manufacturing new orders grew in June. Our analysis concurs with the US Census that manufacturing grew. The trend in manufacturing new and unfilled orders is now improving – but it is not broad based making this report weaker than it seems.

May 2013 Manufacturing Improves Again

Written by Steven Hansen US Census says manufacturing new orders grew in May. Our analysis concurs with the US Census that manufacturing grew. The downward trends in manufacturing new and unfilled orders seems to have abated with this month’s data – and the overall trends now appear flat. The Industrial Production data disagrees with this …

April 2013 Manufacturing Is Better But Conflicts With Other Data

Written by Steven Hansen US Census says manufacturing new orders grew in April. Our analysis concurs with the US Census that manufacturing is grew in April. The downward trends in manufacturing new and unfilled orders continues even with this month’s improved data. The Industrial Production data disagrees with this Census report – and says manufacturing …

March 2013 Manufacturing Is Now Contracting

Written by Steven Hansen US Census says manufacturing new orders declined in March.  Our analysis concurs with the US Census that manufacturing is now contracting. The downward trends in manufacturing new and unfilled orders continues. The downward trend line has now entered negative territory. The Industrial Production data and trends are inconsistent with Census Manufacturing …