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Current Business Conditions Jump in April; Optimism for Next Six Months Broadest since 2002

04/30/2014 9:00AM

NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America jumped to 66.7 in April, up from readings of 52.6 in March and 50 in February, the value typically associated with a stable business environment. The EBCI for future North American conditions continued to signal widespread optimism. Indeed, the index for conditions six months hence improved to 92.9 from 86.8 in March, reaching a peak not recorded since 2002.

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The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 400 electrical, medical imaging, and radiation therapy manufacturers. Our combined industries account for more than 400,000 American jobs and more than 7,000 facilities across the U.S. Domestic production exceeds $117 billion per year. Our industry is at the forefront on electrical safety, reliability, resilience, efficiency, and energy security.

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