NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for
current conditions in North America slipped below the 50-point level typically
associated with expansion in January for the first time since October 2012. The
index declined for the third straight month, falling to 40.6 from 52.8 in
December. In sharp contrast, confidence in future business conditions again
gained ground in January. The EBCI for North American conditions six months
hence rose to 90.6 from 83.3 in December, one of the highest readings in the
history of the survey.
Click here for the complete January 2014 report.
Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 350 electrical
equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products
and systems. Our combined industries
account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every
state. Our industry produces $106 billion shipments of electrical equipment and
medical imaging technologies per year with $36 billion exports.