MAPI – Manufacturers Alliance Economic News and Reports

A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA’s membership in MAPI.

Issues in Brief

Bring a Global Perspective to Your Next Meeting
Our economists will be crossing the country and an ocean this fall for speaking engagements at corporate meetings and industry events, including with Kaman Corp. and the Aspen Institute. Find out how to engage one of our experts for an upcoming event.

On the Road Again?
Vehicle miles traveled per capita is on the decline, in part because of employment, demographic and lifestyle changes. MAPI forecasts automobile production of 16.8 million units in 2015 and 17.1 million units in 2016.

Policy Uncertainty Migrates From U.S. to Europe
It wasn’t long ago that corporate investment plans were hanging in the air because Washington couldn’t agree on taxes, debt ceilings and budgets. With the economy growing briskly now, unemployment falling, and Congress busy campaigning for reelection, policy uncertainty is way down.

 

Economic Update

Economic Roundtable: The Outlook Through 2015
In this video, six of our economists review the manufacturing outlook for key regions and explore what’s ahead for energy prospects in the United States. Cliff Waldman notes that “we are in a slow-growth world.”

China’s Economic Growth in 2014
Yingying Xu, director of economic studies at the MAPI Foundation, explains the slowdown of China’s recent economic growth and provides a forecast for GDP and industrial production growth in 2014.

European Economic Outlook: Still Waiting for a Firm Recovery
Europe’s industrial sector is struggling to take off decisively; consumers lack income while investors have cash but little confidence in demand to justify spending. Manufacturing production will rise at most 2.5% in 2015.

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