April 2016 Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey

April 2016 Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey

21 April 2016, 23:03
Francis Dogbe
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Firms responding to the Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey reported no improvement in business conditions this month. The indicator for general activity, which rose sharply in March, fell to a slightly negative reading in April. Other broad indicators suggested a similar relapse in growth that was reported last month. The indicators for both employment and work hours also fell notably. Despite weakness in current conditions, the survey’s indicators of future activity showed continued improvement, suggesting that the fallback is considered temporary. Current Indicators Fall from Last Month's Readings ... READ MORE
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