Wednesday, December 20, 2006

"Manufacturing activity / economist"

one more stat that something is different in the us........./ ne statistik mehr die zeigt das die usa anders sind..
The buoyancy of most rich countries' manufacturing industries is reflected in the healthy state of purchasing managers' indices. Managers in all but one of the countries in our chart report that activity is expanding.
The exception is America, which is also one of only two countries where manufacturing activity has weakened in the past year. The other is Japan.



Anonymous Eddy said...

There is a lot of discussion about the recent strenght in German data (and by extension, European).

¿Do you see the recent boom going on after the VAT increase? Thank you for your blog.

8:37 AM  
Blogger jmf said...

hi eddy,

i think the main driver are the exports. the vat does´t help either.

but when the world economy slows down germany with the strong euro especially against the yen (lots of competitors in manufacturing coming from japan) will be hit very very hard.

11:34 PM  

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